healing a sports injury

by:nash mcgaughey

Ice

Putting ice or frozen veggies on an injury relieves pain and stops/prevents swelling.

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Compression

an ace bandage or elastic bandage wrapped firmly immobilizing the injury area causing compression preventing swelling

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Rest

the most effective way to kick start the healing process of an injury is rest. Because a sprained muscle and is now vulnerable.

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Elevation

Elevating the area of the injury above your heart helps drain the fluid from the area causing the swelling to go down.

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Medication

Medications with anti-inflammatory properties. These meds help to reduce swelling and relieves pain because of that.

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