Rice Therapy

Rice therapy is recommended by health care professionals for the early treatment of acute soft tissue injuries such as strain or sprain and bone injury. It is also helpful for closed fractures, sports injuries, and degenerative joint problems. The "RICE" therapy stands for rest (take rest for 48 hours), ice (ice for 20 minutes per day), compression (compress to reduce the swelling), and elevate (the leg should be 10 inches above the heart).

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What is the reason for persistent pain in my foot after a fall?

Query: Hello doctor, I injured my foot during a fall in a creek, a month ago. There is no bruising or swelling. The pain is on the outside of my foot, on the top. It has been getting worse. I am unable to walk or stand for long periods of time. I have been taking Ibuprofen, putting ice on it, and resting. ...  Read Full »


Sreenivasa Rao

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Sorry to hear about your fall. As your pain is not resolved even after taking pain medications and ice compress frequently, I recommend you go for an X-ray of your foot in the anterior-posterior and lateral views to rule out a hairline fracture. I also suggest you stop...  Read Full »

Why do I have extreme pain and unable to bear weight on my grade 3 sprained ankle?

Query: Hi doctor,I am a male with a weight of 72 kilograms and a height of five feet nine inches. I have a grade 3 sprained ankle. On the first day, I had a severe swelling with a size of a softball as well as bruising. It started to appear overnight. On the fourth day, I consulted a doctor and took X-rays...  Read Full »


Ranjeet Singha

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. As per the information, I suggest you follow PRICE protocol. Follow protection, rest, ice, compression, and elevation. I suggest you wear ankle support or brace or taping the ankle to have more stability and thus it accelerates healing. Try to move the foot within t...  Read Full »

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