Physiotherapy is one of the most effective approaches followed to relieve pain caused by strains, sprains and other injuries. A physiotherapist is a trained health care professional who knows appropriate treatment methods suitable for a particular disease/ injury/ disability. One should take advice from an experienced physiotherapist to ensure that you receive proper evidence-based treatments. To stay fit and healthy after physiotherapy, you should oblige to a controlled life. Taking no precautions is not a good idea as accidents may occur anytime and could result in serious consequences. Hence, it is best to visit the health care professional/ physiotherapist and follow their instructions to get a positive result out of physiotherapy.
1Tips to treat minor injury
RICE technique- Rest, Ice, Compression and Elevation is the most recommended technique followed to recover you faster if you have a soft tissue injury.
- Rest, plays an important role in the body’s healing process, without this the affected/injured area becomes more inflamed and painful
- Ice, lessens the pain and inflammation.
- Compression, aids to reduce pain and swelling.
- Elevation, reduces the pain and swelling by decreasing the blood flow to the injured area.