If you’ve ever faced a muscle injury or tissue inflammation, you know how painful it can be! You also know that the common treatments are sitting/lying with your feet at an elevation and putting ice-compresses – even before you see a doctor, you’ve probably tried to eliminate the pain and swelling with this treatment. But, what’s the science behind these actions?
Read on to understand the physiology of injuries and pain, and what exactly happens in the healing RICE method: Rest, Ice, Compression and Elevation. Next time the Doc recommends compression garments, don’t laugh it away!
The Science Behind Compression Garments:
Infographic by – Lymphedema Products