The Chronicle -

By Alaina Thomson
Chronicle Columnist 



March 14, 2019

As strong and powerful as bodies can be, injuries happen more often than anyone wants. Something as simple as a wrong step or poor body mechanics can result in an injury. Making a decision on how to handle an acute injury is important. Some can be handled with self-treatment such as RICE: Rest, Ice, Compression and Elevation.

Getting into the doctor or a physical therapist the same day is not always feasible, but very possible, and is a good first step. In the meantime, while waiting to see a provider, RICE is a helpful tool to use.

Rest is important prior to acute injuries to prevent furt...

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