Q: I injured myself at footy. How should I treat it?
The first thing you need to do is rest. Use the RICE (rest, ice, compression, elevation) protocol for initial treatment, which can be very effective.
Your rehabilitation should commence as soon as possible to allow a speedier recovery.
Exercise is an important part of recovery from injury and helpful to maintain overall conditioning.
You can consider alternate exercise activities while your injury is healing such as water walking, swimming, cycling, rowing or weight training of the uninjured limbs.
It is always advisable to seek the advice of a health professional following an injury.
It can be confusing with so many practitioners to choose from.
Four of the most common options are…