Posted by Bushcraft and Survival Skills
When treating sprains, you should follow the letters in RICE as defined below:
- R–Rest injured area.
- I–Ice for 24 to 48 hours.
- C–Compression-wrap or splint to help stabilize. If possible, leave the boot on a sprained ankle unless circulation is compromised.
- E–Elevate the affected area.
NOTE: Ice is preferred for a sprain but cold spring water may be more easily obtained in a survival situation.