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I have remained under the impression until now that that initial treat of an ankle sprain is RICE. Three of those components seem to remain in place - compression, elevation and ice application (or cryotherapy, as the authors call it, which seems odd in comparision to the very different use of the same term in dermatology)
However the R, for rest, component (which I recall as being for 48 hours to avoid further trauma to the damaged tissue) appears to have been replaced with early return to walking.
I doubt I'm alone in needing to change my practice here.
Are there any caveats here, or do we primary care dwellers just get on and prescribe ICE rather than RICE?