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Treatment of Soft Tissue Injuries

The RICE principle is used for a typical soft tissue injury.

REST - Rest and elevation of the injured part will improve recovery time.

ICE - Place a towel over the area to be iced and then place an ice pack over the area.

COMPRESSION - Apply a bandage to the area, making sure that tension is sustained while applying the bandage. If numbness or discolouration should occur at the extremities, re-apply the bandage, reducing the tension.

ELEVATION - Elevate the area above heart level.

If in doubt refer to a Biokineticist or Doctor for a diagnosis and management.


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