Fresh out of the pages of the British Journal of Sports Medicine comes an article that puts the longstanding RICE approach on the shelf. In its place is a new approach that applies the principles found in two new acronyms: PEACE and LOVE.
The therapists who created PEACE and LOVE spell out the new protocols in this journal article but these are the principles at a glance.
Protect, Elevate, Avoid (anti-inflammatory modalities), Compress, Educate
Load, Optimism, Vascularization, Exercise
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Yes we have known that in Sweden for at least 30+ years. Ice is really not important.