SPRAIN? If you suffered an injury to the soft tissue such as sprains, muscle pull or bruise, there is an initial treatment method is effective and can be done at home before seeing a doctor. This method is the best way to overcome injuries than you come to a masseuse or consecutively.

Sprain? First Aid After A Sprain

Sprain? First Aid After A Sprain

With the RICE method, an injury to the patient can be treated at an early stage. Itself is the acronym RICE, Rest, Ice, Compression, and Elevation.

The combination of the RICE method can help the swelling that occurs after acute injury. It is also important to remember that the faster method is applied to the patient or a person is injured, the more effectively the benefits of the results to be obtained.

The action means that the patient must REST to protect the injured muscle. If you feel pain during weight-bearing, use the support, and if it hurt to move the injured part, protect the wood splint or splint.

ICE action means compress the injury with ice or something cold. Cooling can reduce swelling and reduce pain in the injury. This step should be done as soon as possible. Attach a cold cloth or ice wrapped on the injury for 20 minutes three times a day in the first 24 hours.

COMPRESS action means press the injured using special bandages (ace bandage). Compression can reduce the swelling around the injury. Although this bandage should be snug, make sure that the bandage is not too tight as this can cause numbness, tingling, or even increases the pain.

ELEVATION means the patient may need to raise as much as possible and elevate the injured area as high as possible to the above the heart. For example, if an injured ankle, try positioning the patient in bed then lifted or sustained ankle with a position that is higher than the heart. This technique refers to the principle of vessel related and useful to reduce swelling in the injured.

RICE method should be applied to the patient for 48 to 42 hours pascacedera. Patients also should avoid massaging or order as it may aggravate the injury. “Only after undergoing this method (RICE), patients may receive other treatments such as physiotherapy, heat or massage therapy. If the patient is massaged or massaged directly exacerbate it. Apparently ordered if a torn muscle injury, would be dangerous,” he added.

During the RICE method, patients also usually allowed taking drugs to relieve pain. Patients may be taking drugs that are sold freely to relieve the pain. Yet the consumption of drugs should also be supervised by a doctor.

Elevation on the action, the patient may need to raise as much as the higher the injury above the heart. For example, if an injured ankle, try positioning the patient in bed then lifted or sustained ankle with a position that is higher than the heart. This technique refers to the principle of vessel related and useful to reduce swelling in the injured.

When Do You Need To See Doctor for A Sprain?

See your doctor immediately if you notice any of the following:

  • Your foot or leg bends at an abnormal angle.
  • You feel severe pain.
  • Your foot is cool or pale or changes color.
  • You feel numbness or tingling in your foot or toes that lasts after the initial injury.
  • You can’t move your ankle
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