The downside of being active is that it can lead to injury when you’re sweating it on the field. Don’t cry about it. RICE it.
If you suffer an acute injury, such as a strain or pull, immediately stop activity and use the RICE method of treatment. RICE stands for Rest, Ice, Compression, and Elevation.
* Rest will prevent further injury
* Ice will stop swelling. It constricts injured blood vessels and limits the bleeding in the injured area.
* Compression further limits swelling and supports the injured joint.
* Elevation uses gravity to reduce swelling in the injured area by reducing blood flow.