Sports Injury Treatment Guidelines
If an injury occurs, it is important to follow sports injury treatment guidelines and obtain a prompt, accurate diagnosis from a sports medicine physician. Keys to a speedy recovery include:
Using active rest. Rest the injured area while exercising the rest of your body.
Completely rehabilitating the injury under the guidance of an athletic trainer
REST from activity that causes pain. Protect the area using a splint, sling or crutches.
ICE the injury with an ice pack for 20 to 30 minutes every two to three hours.
COMPRESS the injury with an elastic bandage to hold the ice in place.
ELEVATE the injured area whenever possible.