rest, ice, compression, elevation

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rest, ice, com·pres·sion, el·e·va·tion

(RICE) (rest īs kŏm-presh'ŭn el'ĕ-vā'shŭn rīs)
Mnemonic acronym for a common noninvasive way to treat acute inflammation, especially in relation to orthopedic soft-tissue injury. The affected area should be rested, ice applied, compression via support of some type (elastic bandage, laced boot), and elevation to or above heart level.
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Recommended treatments include rest, ice, compression, elevation, NSAIDs, and a semirigid brace to improve weight-bearing and reduce the risk of reinjury.
PRICER (protection, rest, ice, compression, elevation, rehabilitation - for soft tissue injuries).
A TO treat minor strains and sprains, it helps to remember RICE: Rest, Ice, Compression, Elevation.