Use the RICER principle during the first 48–72 hours following a soft tissue injury to encourage healing and reduce inflammation:
R = Rest the injured part, avoiding as much movement as possible. Don’t put any weight on the injured part.
I = Ice the injured area using an ice pack, crushed or cubed ice or a packet of frozen peas wrapped in a clean tea towel. Apply ice to the injured area for 20 minutes every 2 hours. Don’t apply ice directly to skin.
C = Compress the injury using a firm crepe bandage. Make sure that the bandage isn’t too tight.
E = Elevate the injured limb and place it on a pillow for comfort and support.
R = Refer to a healthcare professional such as a doctor or physiotherapist for correct diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation
How to use
Adults and children: Apply generously, massage into the affected area and repeat as necessary. If symptoms persist, see your healthcare professional. For external use on unbroken skin only. If sensitivity develops, discontinue use
Each gram contains Arnica montana tincture equiv. dry flowering herb 10 mg