What is RICER?
The Elastoplast Hot/Cold Pack can provide soothing therapeutic relief for injuries and may help to reduce pain and swelling.
Apply a compression bandage, such as the Elastoplast Heavy Weight Crepe Bandage or Elastoplast Hi-Stretch Support and Compression Bandage. Compression can help to reduce bleeding and swelling.
To apply the compression bandage, on clean and dry skin, overlap the bandage by a half to two thirds in a spiral bandaging technique formation. When bandaging around a joint (i.e. knee or ankle) use a figure 8 bandaging technique. To assist in securing the bandage, at the end of the technique do not apply any stretch/pressure on the last 10cm of application. Check that the bandage is not too tight.