Treat Shoulder Injuries with RICE

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Treat Shoulder Injuries with RICE
Keep the injured area elevated above the level of the heart. Use a pillow to help elevate the injury.
Compress the area with bandages, such as an elastic wrap, to help stabilize the shoulder. This may help reduce the swelling.
Put an ice pack on the injured area for 20 minutes at a time, 4 to 8 times per day. Use a cold pack, ice bag, or a plastic bag filled with crushed ice that has been wrapped in a towel.
Reduce or stop using the injured area for 48 hours.
- Rest, Ice, Compression, and Elevation -
Source: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services,
National Institutes of Health, National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases.

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