Sports Medicine Book


RICE Therapy

Aka: RICE Therapy, RICE-M
  1. See Also
    1. Musculoskeletal Injury Management
  2. Indications
    1. Muscle Strain
    2. Ligament Sprain
    3. Joint injury
  3. Technique (Mnemonic: RICE-M)
    1. Relative Rest
    2. Ice
      1. See Local Cold Therapy
    3. Compression
      1. Apply elastic bandage (ACE wrap)
      2. Avoid excessive compression to prevent Tourniquet effect
    4. Elevation
      1. Elevate extremity 15 to 25 cm above heart level
    5. Motion
      1. Decreases edema and Hematoma
      2. Assists healing

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