R – Rest
After injury, stop your child taking part in any painful activity. Moving the injured part can increase bleeding and swelling, and slow down the healing process. Don’t let your child keep playing.
I – Ice
Use an ice pack to reduce pain and swelling in the affected area. Apply ice for 15 minutes every two hours for 24 hours, then for 15 minutes every four hours for 24 hours.
C – Compression
Bandage the area firmly (but not too tightly), starting just below the injured area and moving up. Overlap each layer by half. Finish bandaging about one hand’s width above the injured area.