What is R.I.C.E.R? Rest, Ice, Compression, Elevation and Referral – these are essential elements for a quick recovery from injury.   Rest Rest reduces further damage. Avoid as much movement as possible to limit further injury. Don’t put any weight on the injured part of the body. Ice Apply a cold pack to the injury …

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Leg Pain and Injury

Leg pain is a very common issue among people of all ages and activity levels, and there are multiple and varying causes. Leg pain can occur from work or sports-related injuries, a more serious case of DVT (Deep Vein Thrombosis), an arterial clot, or simply from carrying out everyday movements. A local leg muscle, tendon …

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Ankle Strapping to Prevent Ankle Sprains

Role of external support in the prevention of ankle sprains (Summarized version) James G. Garrick and Ralph K. Requa Division of Sports medicine, University of Washington School of MedicineThe practice of prophylactic ankle taping is almost traditional in many athletic endeavours. Published research dealing with this practice has dealt with comparisons of taping and strapping …

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