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Sai Institute of Sports Injury

Management of Sports Injuries

Management of Sports Injuries

Immediate injury treatment: Follow the R.I.C.E.D regimen


  • Rest reduces further damage - stop activity as soon as the injury occurs
  • Avoid as much movement of the injured part as possible to limit further      injury
  • Don't put any weight on the injured part


  • Ice cools the tissue and reduces pain, swelling and bleeding
  • Place ice wrapped in a damp towel onto the injured area - don't put ice directly onto bare skin
  • Hold the ice pack firmly in place with a strap or bandage
  • Apply ice for 20 minutes every two hours for the first 48-72 hours


  • Firm bandage helps to reduce bleeding and swelling
  • Ensure that bandaging is not so tight that it cuts off the circulation or causes tingling or pain below the bandaged      area


  • Elevation helps to stop bleeding and reduce swelling
  • Raised the injured area on a pillow for comfort and support
  • Keep the injured area raised as long as possible

Diagnosis And further Management

  • Consult a medical professional (Doctor or a Physiotherapist) for further investigations,diagnosis and appropriate      treatment.
  • Avoid harmful factors: (for 72 hours after injury)