The PRICE guidelines are commonly used to treat acute musculoskeletal injuries usually for the first week or so, especially when the injured area is painful and swollen. PRICE is a mnemonic for Protection, Rest, Ice, Compression and Elevation. The following is a brief overview of the current recommendations of the guidelines:
Following the initial injury, it is important to protect the injury to prevent further damage from occurring and to reduce pain levels. This is usually in the form ...