TIP TUESDAY: R.I.C.E therapy & sprains

TIP TUESDAY: Wondering how to properly care for that sprained ankle? 🏃🏻‍♀️R.I.C.E. therapy is the answer.  R•est the affected limb I•ce the area to reduce swelling C•ompress the area with an elastic bandage E•levate whenever possible 🚸 Be aware: some sprains can appear similar to fractures in kids. Children are more susceptible to fractures because their bones are still growing. If your child is in severe pain, the area is deformed or they are unable to bear weight, seek medical attention immediately.

TIP TUESDAY: Wondering how to properly care for that sprained ankle? 🏃🏻‍♀️R.I.C.E. therapy is the answer. 

R•est the affected limb

I•ce the area to reduce swelling

C•ompress the area with an elastic bandage

E•levate whenever possible

🚸 Be aware: some sprains can appear similar to fractures in kids. Children are more susceptible to fractures because their bones are still growing. If your child is in severe pain, the area is deformed or they are unable to bear weight, seek medical attention immediately.