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Is It Time To Put The "Ice" in RICE On Ice?

A new book challenges the decades-old use of ice in the treatment of sports injuries, with some now claiming it has no therapeutic value in sports medicine. On the other side are those who still swear by icing a sports injury to reduce acute-injury bleeding, relieve post-injury soreness, and for relieving pain. So, is it time to remove the "I" from the first-aid acronym RICE (rest, ice, compression, and elevation)? We checked with MomsTEAM's expert physical therapist to find out.

Sprained Ankles: Complicated, Often Misdiagnosed

Ankle sprains may be one of the most common sports injuries, but they're also commonly misdiagnosed. That's because the two major types of sprained ankles - high ankle sprains and lateral ankle sprains - often look the same, even though they affect entirely different ligaments.
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