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How to Treat Sports Injuries

If you don’t have severe symptoms, use the RICE (Rest, Ice, Compression, and Elevation) method to relieve pain, reduce swelling, and speed healing…

  • Rest.
  • 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.
  1. so, did you strain, sprain or pull something?

  2. Umm, yes. By not following the advice about rest days in How To Train and working out three days in a row, I awoke an old right knee problem, tendinitis or something that makes it swollen and stiff.

    I feel off my bike like a million times when I was a daredevil youth, and had stitches on that knee, so I can’t be too surprised!

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