For Ballet Injuries, Think RICE
Part of the Ballet For Dummies Cheat Sheet
Ballet dancers know that injuries such as pulled muscles and tendons are common — rigorous rehearsals combined with extreme positions can do that. To treat ballet injuries, remember the acronym RICE to aid your recovery:
R = Rest. Get the heck off the injured part.
I = Ice. Ice your injury for 20 minutes several times during the first day.
C = Compression. Wrap up the injury to discourage it from growing.
E = Elevation. Lift the injury higher than your heart.
Always consult a medical professional about any serious injury.