Sprains, Strains & Pulled Muscles

Remember “RICE” – Rest, Ice, Compression, and Elevation.

Our Advice:

  • Rest the injured part, particularly an ankle or knee.
  • Ice the area of injury immediately. A bag of frozen peas wrapped in a thin cloth is an excellent ice pack. Apply for 20 minutes every two hours initially.
  • Compression is best effected with a crepe bandage or tubigrip. Remember not to have it on too tight!
  • Elevate the injury, particularly legs. The aim of this is to reduce the pain and swelling. If concerned then call the surgery for further advice.


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