RICE: Rest, Ice, Compression and Elevation – a treatment method for soft tissue injuries, where recovery duration is usually shortened and discomfort minimised.
Source: RICE (medicine) @ Wikipedia
- RICE (rest, ice, compression, and elevation) @ WebMD
Excerpt: RICE is what you should do as soon as you sprain your ankle. It helps to reduce the swelling and pain. The sooner you start RICE the better. RICE stands for rest, ice, compression, and elevation. You should keep doing this for the first couple of days if you have a mild sprain. But if your sprain is more serious you may need to continue with RICE for five to seven days for the swelling to go down.