Treatments for sports injuries can vary depending on injury type, location, and severity. It's important to know what options are available. While some sports injuries may call for physical therapy or surgery, others may resolve more simply, requiring only over-the-counter pain relievers and rest. Understanding your treatment options is a strong step toward recovery.
Protection, Rest, Ice, Compression and Elevation, or P.R.I.C.E., adds the concept of “protection” to the traditional R.I.C.E. protocol formula. Protecting the injured area from further damage is crucial to the healing process.