This week, The Weekly Mnemonic features sports medicine. A soft tissue injury is damage to ligaments, tendons and muscles. These are treated with the “RICE” regimen.
R = Rest (may include using crutches or a brace)
I = Ice (to reduce inflammation and pain, applied 20 minutes every hour for 1-2 days after the injury)
C = Compression (to reduce swelling with a bandage that stretches in order to avoid reducing circulation)
E = Elevation (to reduce swelling)
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