POSSIBLE OPTIONS FOR TREATMENT
As a general rule, the principle for initial treatment of minor sports injuries (with no bleeding) is P.R.I.C.E. which stands for:
- Protection by taping or strapping the part to prevent further damage
- Rest for the first 72 hours promotes healing
- Ice on the area for the first 72 hours to control inflammation
- Compression with an elastic bandage
- Elevation whenever possible to reduce the swelling
A doctor may prescrive anti-inflammatories and pain killers. If there is localised inflammation and swelling, then the doctors may use cortisone injections.