In the event of injury it is extremely important that you react
fast to protect the injured area and to prevent further damage. Following this
procedure will limit the damage and allow for a speedier recovery.
Rest and immobilise the injured area to reduce further damage.
Apply Ice to the area for no more than 15 mins every hour to reduce
bleeding from torn blood vessels. Applying Ice in the first 20 minutes
following any trauma can have a significant effect on limiting the damage and
reducing the recovery period.
Bandage injured area firmly (but not to tight) in order to contain
swelling and support the area.
Raise injured area up (above heart if possible) to reduce pressure
of fluid on injured area and combat swelling.
It is advisable to contact a Doctor or Physiotherapist to gain the proper
advice, to enable you to manage the injury effectively. This will dramatically
increase your recovery back to full health.
This procedure is important immediately after the injury and for the first
48-72 hours and can reduce you recovery time significantly.