If you’ve ever twisted your ankle or bruised your knee, you’ve probably heard the advice:
RICE = Rest + Ice + Compression + Elevation.
It’s one of the most central dogmas of sports medicine. And now the same doctor who coined the term “RICE” in 1978 has reviewed the scientific evidence and reversed his decision. Specifically, Rest and Ice are *NOT* advisable for injuries that are over 6 hours old. It turns out Ice, Rest, and Anti-Inflammatories all delay healing, rather than speed it up. Oops!