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How long should you use the rice method before it's deemed uneffective?
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Dr. Vadim Glukh
Orthopedic Surgery - Foot & Ankle
2 doctors agree
In brief: 4-7 days if acute
Rice is very effective for sprains and initial swelling right after and for 4-7 days following injuries/ surgeries when done correctly and not contraindicated.

In brief: 4-7 days if acute
Rice is very effective for sprains and initial swelling right after and for 4-7 days following injuries/ surgeries when done correctly and not contraindicated.
Dr. Vadim Glukh
Dr. Vadim Glukh
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Dr. Barry Waldman
Orthopedic Surgery - Reconstruction
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Varies
Rice (rest ice compression elevation) is an initial treatment for many injuries, however, it us the nature of the injury that determines how long it takes to heal or whether it needs other treatment.

In brief: Varies
Rice (rest ice compression elevation) is an initial treatment for many injuries, however, it us the nature of the injury that determines how long it takes to heal or whether it needs other treatment.
Dr. Barry Waldman
Dr. Barry Waldman
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