How to Recoup

Tendonitis

The goals of treatment for overuse tendinopathy are to restore movement to the joint without pain and to maintain strength in surrounding muscles while giving the tissues time to heal. Adequate rest is crucial. Returning too soon to the activity that caused the injury can lead to chronic overuse tendinopathy or torn tendons.

As an immediate treatment for overuse tendinopathy, doctors and physical therapists often recommend the RICE program: rest, ice, compression, and elevation of the injured tendon. 

How To Recoup

Injuries

Ice and Compression help minimize swelling around the injury, reduce bleeding into the tissues, and reduce muscle spasms and painIce and compression are often used after injuries such as ankle sprains. Ice treatment may also be used for chronic conditions, such as an overuse injury in athletes.

How To Recoup

R.I.C.E.

Relieve pain and swelling and promote healing and flexibility with RICE—Rest, Ice, Compression, and Elevation.

Rest.

Rest and protect the injured or sore area. Stop, change, or take a break from any activity that may be causing your pain or soreness.

Ice.

Cold will reduce pain and swelling. Apply an ice or cold pack right away to prevent or minimize swelling. Apply the ice or cold pack for 10 to 20 minutes, 3 or more times a day.  

Compression. Compression, the injured or sore area with the Cryosleeve, will help decrease swelling. Don't tighten too tightly, because this can cause more swelling below the affected area. 

Elevation. Elevate the injured or sore area on pillows while applying ice and anytime you are sitting or lying down. 

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