RICE Method

R EST- Rest immediately! Do not play on after acute trauma to any injury.

I CEApplying ice reduces local swelling and turns oxygenated blood away from the area.

C OMPRESSION- Compress the injured area in order to prevent or reduce swelling.

E LEVATION- Elevate the injured area above your heart, which will allow gravity to help reduce swelling by draining excess fluids.

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