A nice little summary of how to manage soft tissue injuries was recently published in the British Journal of sports medicine. PEACE in the first phase of injury and LOVE as thing start to turn a corner.
When I was at university the it was old about RICE but the use of ice and even too much rest for that matter may actually interfere with the bodies natural healing pathways. The inflammatory process whilst a sometimes a bit painful is actually the bodies way of creating the right chemical cascade to allow our injuries to heal at full strength.
The take home message here is in that acute phase make sure you protect the joint from further injury or take anti-inflammatory to quickly ( there are exceptions here and your GP for good reason may see a benefit ).
After a few days rest getting extra blood the area can actually be a good thing and the use of gentle walking for about 40 minutes, the use of an exercise bike or even aqua acrobics can be really helpful.
It’s often not a bad a idea to get an injury professionally assessed and I also amazed how much relief can often come by addressing some of the secondary spasms in surrounding tissues as well.
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If you would like to read the full article here is a link below