What Do I Do If I’m Injured?

Hopefully you will avoid injury by following the tips previously mentioned. However, many people don’t know how to tell if they have an injury. Pain that persists over several days or recurs with activity is likely due to an injury. Medical attention should be sought from a physician or physiotherapist. During the initial stage of an injury (up to 7 days) you should follow the RICE principle:

  1. Rest
  2. Ice
  3. Compression
  4. Elevation

A physiotherapist will then guide you through the stages of healing with appropriate exercises. You should also be advised how to maintain your activity level without aggravating your injury. Exercise helps increase blood flow to the injury site, which increases oxygen in the area, and help improve healing.