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Treat Sprains

Important Information

General treatment involves RICE - Rest, Ice, Compression, Elevation

Patients should consult a medical professional to determine the extent of the injury and to ensure that no bones are broken

Patient Care; Sprains, Strains

  • REST - take the stress of injured areas and avoid physical use as much as possible

  • ICE - apply a cold compress to the injured area for up to 20 minutes; repeat this icing at least four times a day

  • COMPRESSION - wrap the area with an elastic bandage

  • ELEVATION - raise the injured area above the heart as much as possible

  • If the patient must use the injured area, tape or splint to provide stability and prevent further injury

  • Anti-inflammatory tablets or pain relievers may reduce the pain and inflammation; Encourage the patient to follow up with a doctor