With so many treatment options available, not to mention the various opinions of doctors, trainers, chiropractors, massage therapists, friends, family, and even fans at your games, it may feel almost impossible to make the right decisions when it comes to your injury treatment. There are a lot of opinions out there and even more misconceptions, many of which you’ve probably taken as fact.
These five injury treatment mistakes are made every single day around the world causing longer rehabilitation time, unnecessary pain, and even re-injury. Don’t join that statistic. Avoid these mistakes!
Only using R.I.C.E.
We haven’t exactly been quiet about our feelings toward the overuse and exaggerated need for the R.I.C.E. injury treatment method. As we’ve said before, there is a time and a place for rest, ice, compression, and elevation, but it’s at the very onset of the injury. Once the swelling of your injury has subsided, continuing to use the R.I.C.E. method actually hinders your injury recovery. Failing to use the injured area (rest), ice, […]