Dealing With an Exercise-Related Injury

According to the American College of Sports Medicine, treatment starts with an approach called PRICE, a variation of RICE, to limit swelling and speed healing.

“PRICE” steps include:

  • Protect against any further injury.
  • Restrict activity for 48 to 72 hours.
  • Ice the injured area for 15 to 20 minutes every 60 to 90 minutes.
  • Compress the area with an elastic bandage or other compression aid.
  • Elevate the injured area to minimize swelling.

The next stage usually includes gentle movement of the muscle or joint, mild resistance exercise, and a very gradual return to your favorite activity.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *