Running can lead to a number of common injuries.
First aid for running injuries can be summarized by RICE - rest, ice, compression and elevation.
Rest is necessary because continued exercise could extend the injury. Stop using the injured area as soon as it is hurt. If possible, use a sling or crutches.
Ice decreases the bleeding from the injured blood vessels and minimized inflamation. The more blood the collects in a wound, the longer it takes to heal.
Compression limits swelling, which can otherwise retard healing.
Elevation of the injured body part to a point above the heart uses gravity to help drain excess fluids.
Start RICE as soon as possible. If the injury is severe, continue the RICE program for up to twenty-four hours. If pain and swelling persists 48 hours after the injruy, apply heat to the area.
Using asperin or analgesics
Aspirin hs pain-relieving and anti-inflmatory effects. Take 300 mg with each meal. If you get heartburn, you are overdosing on the aspirin.