If you don’t have severe symptoms, use the RICE (Rest, Ice, Compression, and Elevation) method to relieve pain, reduce swelling, and speed healing…
- Ice. Put an ice pack wrapped in a towel to the injured area for 20 minutes, four to eight times a day.
- Compression. Put even pressure on the injured area using an elastic wrap, special boot, air cast, or splint.
- Elevation. Put the injured area on a pillow, at a level above your heart.