One of the best known acronyms in sports medicine is RICE. It has long been the stock standard advice given to anyone who has suffered an acute (new) injury, standing for Rest Ice Compression Elevation.
But studies prove that total rest is rarely, if ever, the correct management for an injury and the acronym no longer reflects best practise. There is now a new acronym taking over, longer and tougher than it’s predecessor.
The first rule of medicine has always been “Do no Harm” but we need to look