At Edge Physio we will do our best to see you as soon as we can after your injury. If you have what we would describe as a soft tissue injury e.g. An ankle sprain, a sore knee, a stiff back or a painful shoulder then the RICE acronym is appropriate for the first 72 hours immediately post injury.
R – Rest
I – Ice (20 minutes every 2 hours)
C – Compression
E – Elevation
During the first 72 hours it is also a good idea to avoid HARM
H – Harm
A – Alcohol
R – Running
M - Massage
If you are still not sure what to do then feel free to give us a quick call and we can often give you some advice over the phone to tie you over until your appointment with us.