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RICE for sprains

Date :2021-03-27

Overview

Muscular injuries are very common because of the accumulation of blood at a particular point in our body, causing discomfort, bruises, and sprains. Follow these steps to get relief from major sprains.

In case of fractures, please consult a doctor.

 

Rest

Resting the affected area for 48 hours helps our body create a proper flow to that area.

 

Ice 

Applying Ice to the affected area 4 to 8 times a day and 20 minutes each time. Not only provides comfort but also helps to reduce the clot formed because of accumulation.

  • How to apply ice?
  • Apply the ice by wrapping some ice cubes in a cloth 
  • Keep the ice pack over the affected area and press slowly for 5 min 
  • Then stop for 30 seconds 
  • Repeat 4 to 8 times a day for 20 mins each.

Compression 

Apply crepe bandage to the affected area, which will provide comfort and help the flow of blood in that area.

Do not tie the bandage tight as that can worsen the case.

 

Elevation

Keep the affected area 6 to 10 inches above the heart as this helps in increasing the blood pressure in the affected area and eliminates the clot faster.

 

Follow the above-provided steps only in case of muscular injuries as the prescriptions change for bone injuries. 

 

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