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First Aid: Tips To Follow For A Sprain

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Here are some important tips to follow in case of a sprain or strain:

-Follow RICE therapy.

-Rest- Rest and limit all movements. Use a sling or crutches to support the limb if necessary.

-Ice- Apply ice in a towel on the affected area for 20 minutes each hour.

-Compress- Wrap cloth bandage firmly (not too tight) around the joint/limb to reduce swelling.

-Elevate- Elevate limb above heart level, even while asleep. Avoid bearing weight or putting any strain.

-Contact your physician for further management.

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