Why You Should Avoid Ice for a Sprained Ankle

If you’ve ever sprained an ankle or knee, you’ve probably heard that rest, ice, compression, and elevation—RICE—for a couple of days is the surest route to recovery. But some experts, including the same doctor who coined the term RICE, now question the “rest” and “ice” parts of the formula.

 By Andreas Tille (Own work) [CC BY-SA 4.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0)], via Wikimedia Commons  

By Andreas Tille (Own work) [CC BY-SA 4.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0)], via Wikimedia Commons