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R.I.C.E. for acute injuries.

I was asked to make a statement regarding my opinion on R.I.C.E. (rest, ice, compression and elevation) versus the updated and more technical acronym, P.O.L.I.C.E. (protection, optimal loading, ice, compression, elevation). My opinion is that R.I.C.E is essentially a first aid tool for any of us to use during the initial period after an injury, before you have a chance to go to the ER or to see your doctor. P.O.L.I.C.E. is what your doctor will consider after evaluating your condition. When I sprain my ankle, I’m heading straight home to rest it, put an ice pack on it, wrap it with an ace bandage and hike it up on a couple of pillows while I watch Walking Dead re-runs. In the morning I’ll call my favorite orthopod…

See what I had to say in this article: http://www.healthline.com/health-news/rice-method-for-sports-injuries-not-best-practice-040314

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