Treatment of Sprains and Strains
Posted 2 years ago
Whether it’s tripping down the stairs, rolling an ankle while bushwalking or taking a tumble during a game of netball, sprains and strains are not uncommon. These soft tissue injuries are generally characterised by pain, swelling, redness, bruising and reduced function. The most critical time in the treatment of such injuries is in the first 24-48 hours, where the relief of symptoms as well as slowing down the body’s inflammatory response is the aim. The RICER principle is the recommended approach for treating soft tissue injuries.