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First Aid

In case of minor injury, perform first aid. In case of major injury, or if the swelling or pain lasts more than 24 hours, consult a doctor.


Give it a rest

  • For an injured leg: use crutches, and avoid putting any weight on the injured leg.
  • For an injured arm: avoid using the arm, and use a sling or brace to support it.
  • For your back: lie on your back with a pillow under your knees, or lie on your side with a pillow between your knees.
  • For your neck: rest your head on a support, or use a cervical collar to support your neck.


Apply ice

Apply ice for 10 to 15 minutes at a time, three times a day, until severe pain or swelling subsides.

Use crushed ice or ice cubes wrapped in a wet towel or plastic bag.


Elevate the injured body part

If it is an arm or a leg and there is swelling.

It is best to keep the body part elevated or in a horizontal position as much as possible.


Consult a physiotherapist or occupational therapist:

  • If swelling or pain lasts more than 24 hours.
  • If you feel weak or stiff.
  • If you want to speed up your recovery.
  • If you want to avoid complications and reduce long-term effects.
  • If you want to get back to your daily activities or sports as soon as possible.


Don’t forget the basic rules:

  • Rest
  • Ice
  • Elevation
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