BY : EMILY GANN
Today’s helpful tip is the R.I.C.E. method!
No, I’m not talking about how to cook or eat rice effectively, though it could be helpful! I’m talking about an effective method of healing injuries!
(Here’s a cute comic about the R.I.C.E. method! :
I’m sure a lot of jocks read the blog, mainly to keep up with sports, but pay attention! If you get a sports injury, such as a sprain or a pulled muscle, this method is for you!!
R.I.C.E.- Rest, Ice, Compression, & Elevation
Rest- Take it easy! Rest the injured area and don’t participate in activities that could worsen the injury.
Ice- Coldness will numb the area, as well as relieve swelling. Try to make time for applying ice at least 3 times a day, for 10-20 minutes.
Compression- Wrap the injured area with a sleeve or bandage. This will decrease swelling.
Elevation- Elevate the injury on pillows, preferably while applying ice. Try to keep it above your chest (heart) to have the best effect.
The R.I.C.E. method is a great way to relieve injuries, and is great to know in any situation!
Feel free to try my extra step-- enjoying a steamy bowl of fried rice!!
Happy healing everyone!! ♡♡♡