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How to Ice Elbow

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  The most recommended immediate treatment following a soft tissue injury to the elbow is R.I.C.E. the acronym for: REST  ICE  COMPRESSION  ELEVATION Rest Do not perform any motions which cause pain.  Each time pain is felt, the elbow injury is continuing and delaying healing. Protect your injury. Ice Apply ice for 15-20 minutes to the injured area at least 2 to 3 times a day.  It is important not to ice longer than 15-20 minutes at a time.  Longer periods can produce skin irritation (cryoburn) and also damage underlying tissues.  The icing reduces swelling by constricting the fluids the body rushes to the...

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