In many cases, R.I.C.E. is the first step to treating an injury and starting the recovery process. The acronym stands for rest, ice, compression, and elevation.
Taking a break from activities allows your body time to heal as it rests. Icing and compressing the injury by wrapping it with an elastic bandage can help minimize pain and swelling. This is also the benefit that comes when you elevate an injury. By propping up your injured limb, raising it above heart level if possible, excess fluid is able to drain away from the injury, thus reducing inflammation in the area.
If you are hurt, you can begin treating your injury with the R.I.C.E. method. However, if the injury involves your lower limbs, it is best to make an appointment with Dr. Harvey Danciger so he can assess the situation and determine if further treatment is necessary.Contact our Palm Desert, CA office by using our online form or by calling (760) 568-0108. We’ll make sure you get on the road to recovery as quickly as possible.