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What does price mean and rice mean in sports medicine?

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Dr. Jimmy Bowen
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 35 years experience
PRICE: Protection rest ice compression elevation rice is the above without the "p".
Dr. Neil Horsley
podiatry 38 years experience
P/RICE: P- protection; r- rest; i- ice; c- compression; e- elevation.
Dr. David Bailie
Orthopedic Surgery 32 years experience
Good questions: RICE- rest, ice compression, elevation simple anser to treat an acute injury until it is evaluated
Dr. Mark Hutchinson
Orthopedic Surgery 35 years experience
Rice: Rest, ice, compression, and elevation
Dr. Bernard Bach Jr
Orthopedic Surgery 43 years experience
R.I.C.E.: RICE stands for rest, ice, compression and elevation. Those are the four things to do when you incur a sports injury.
Dr. Hubert Lee
Podiatry 12 years experience
Injury treatment: PRICE is an acronym for a basic treatment protocol of acute sports injuries. PRICE stands for: Protection, Rest, Ice, Compression, Elevation. PRICE can help reduce pain, prevent further injury, and minimize swelling until proper treatment is obtained. RICE is the same protocol without protection and can be used for minor injuries.
Dr. Christopher Conti
Specializes in Emergency Medicine
RICE: It is an acronym used to describe the elements of treating acute musculoskeletal injuries like bruises, sprains and strains: R (rest), I (ice), C (compression of the injured area with an ace bandage), E (elevation of the injured area above the heart while resting)

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