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How can RICE help with knee pain?

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Rest, ice, compression, and elevation (RICE) is good for knee pain caused by a minor injury or an arthritis flare. Give your knee some rest, apply ice to reduce swelling, wear a compressive bandage, and keep your knee elevated.

From: 11 Knee Pain Dos and Don’ts WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons: “Common Knee Injuries.”

Hochberg, M. , April 2012. Arthritis Care and Research

ArthritisToday.org: “Ways to Ease Knee Pain and Get Around.”

ArthtitisToday.org: “25 Treatments for Arthritis Hip and Knee Pain.”

University of Missouri Health Care: “Use of Heat and Cold for Pain Relief.”

Hospital for Special Surgery: “Frequently Asked Questions: What are some of the pharmacological treatments for osteoarthritis pain?”

ArthritisToday.org: “Injections and Procedures for Knee Pain.”

Hospital for Special Surgery: “Viscosupplementation.”

The Kaiser Permanente Medical Group: “Knee Meniscus Cartilage Injuries.” University of Michigan Health System: “Obesity and Anterior Knee Pain.”  OTCSafety.org: “Pain Relievers and Fever Reducers.”

Advanced Physical Medicine: “4 Exercise Tips for Bad Knees.”

Harvard Health Beat: “The secret to joint pain relief - exercise.”

Arthritis Foundation: “Tai Chi: A Program for Better Living.”

Reviewed by Tyler Wheeler on December 18, 2018

SOURCES:

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons: “Common Knee Injuries.”

Hochberg, M. , April 2012. Arthritis Care and Research

ArthritisToday.org: “Ways to Ease Knee Pain and Get Around.”

ArthtitisToday.org: “25 Treatments for Arthritis Hip and Knee Pain.”

University of Missouri Health Care: “Use of Heat and Cold for Pain Relief.”

Hospital for Special Surgery: “Frequently Asked Questions: What are some of the pharmacological treatments for osteoarthritis pain?”

ArthritisToday.org: “Injections and Procedures for Knee Pain.”

Hospital for Special Surgery: “Viscosupplementation.”

The Kaiser Permanente Medical Group: “Knee Meniscus Cartilage Injuries.” University of Michigan Health System: “Obesity and Anterior Knee Pain.”  OTCSafety.org: “Pain Relievers and Fever Reducers.”

Advanced Physical Medicine: “4 Exercise Tips for Bad Knees.”

Harvard Health Beat: “The secret to joint pain relief - exercise.”

Arthritis Foundation: “Tai Chi: A Program for Better Living.”

Reviewed by Tyler Wheeler on December 18, 2018

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