How to Care for Your Injured Joints

March 30, 2022
Remember the old acronym RICE for first aid of minor injuries to joints, muscles, and tendons? It stands for Rest, Ice, Compression, and Elevation and is useful for self-management of minor injuries. However, as we’ve advanced our knowledge of tissue damage and repair, there has been a pivot toward a new acronym called POLICE. This stands for Protect, Optimal Loading, Ice, Compression, and Elevation.

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