The New Guide to Managing Acute Injuries

'Peace and Love' P: Protect Protect – avoid activities causing acute pain in the first few days after injury. E: Elevate Elevate the injured limb to encourage drainage and avoid fluid ‘compaction’. A: Avoid anti-inflammatory medication Avoid anti-inflammatories and ice – depress healing (some exceptions). C: Compression Gently compress (e.g. crepe bandage) to manage swelling