Acute Sports Injury Management: Is RICER out? Do we need to call the POLICE or bring in PEACE and LOVE?
Acute sports injury management has been the same for many years now. Most of us know the acronym RICE (Rest, Ice, Compress, Elevate). This is basic first aid and it is the approach we take, not just for sporting injuries but others also where we can do so.
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