RICE stands for Rest, Ice, Compression, and Elevation. When you’ve got muscle aches or joint pains, these four things are best for immediate treatment. These measures can relieve pain, reduce swelling, and protect damaged tissues, all of which speed healing. The only problem with RICE is that too many runners focus Read More…

Broken bones

Fractures, or broken bones usually take a minimum of six weeks to heal, and will normally need to be immobilised to ensure they heal properly.

Treating a broken bone

Always seek medical attention if you suspect a broken bone.
Do not apply heat over a suspected broken bone. Don’t apply ice to an open fracture (where the bone has pierced the skin) but get urgent medical attention.

Information courtesdy of Cole’s therapy & injury clinic

Trapped nerve

Sometimes nerves become compressed or irritated by other structures in the body. They become pinched between tight muscles and bones, or irritated by friction with other structures. This can cause pain, numbness, tingling or pins and needles. Read More…

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