Advice for recent injuries
When a strain or sprain is new, or still in the
early stages of
healing, once medical advice has been sought it is wise to apply the RICE
technique. Massage at this early stage is not vitally
important, although it can reduce the swelling a little if correctly
applied away from the injury.
Once the initial inflammation has disappeared, it is time to begin
slowly re-introducing activity. At this point massage becomes a very
useful tool for facilitating the quickest possible recovery, and in
making sure that any lasting problems are kept to a minimum.
For detailed instructions on how to care for a
strain or sprain at
home, click here
For information on chronic, persistent injuries,
click here or contact the Hills Road Clinic in Cambridge on 01223 691054