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RICER is an acronym that stands for Rest, Icing, Compression, Elevation Joint Pain Hack Review and Repeat. These steps are in the order they should be carried out and they should be repeated over a 24 hour period after sustaining the injury. Rest: As soon as you realise that your knee has been injured you should rest immediately so as not to further damage the already injured knee. If you continue to use the knee after injury you are likely to increase the severity of the injury

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Ice: Immediately after you have injured your knee, ice should be applied to and around the knee. Put the ice in a plastic bag and to avoid cold burns you should wrap the bag in a thin tea towel (or similar). Frozen peas can also be used as a substitute. Ensure the ice is firmly applied with a bandage, tape or similar. Ice should be applied for 20 minutes then removed for the next 20 minutes - repeat this.

Compression: Once the icing period is up please find a bandage, knee brace or a form of compression clothing that can fit firmly around the knee, compressing the joint. This will reduce blood flow to the joint, reduce swelling around the joint and promote the healing process. Elevation: As soon as you have sustained your injury, it is advised to elevate the knee above head level. The best way to do this is to lay on your back and rest your foot or lower leg on a chair (or similar). This discourages blood flow to the affected area.

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