A splint may be a good short-term treatment for any painful
injury. Using a splint helps keep an injury from moving. This may help prevent
further injury until you can see your doctor.
Position the splint
so the injured limb cannot bend. A good general rule to follow is to splint
from a joint above the injury to a joint below it. For example, splint an
injured forearm from above the elbow to below the wrist.
Heat cramp symptoms include:
Severe, sometimes disabling, cramps that typically begin suddenly in the hands, calves, or feet
Hard, tense muscles
Heat exhaustion symptoms include:
Muscle aches and cramps
Confusion or anxiety
Drenching sweats, often accompanied by cold, clammy skin
Slowed or weakened heartbeat
Heat exhaustion requires...