- By Jeff Olsen
Home Remedies: A first-aid acronym called PRICE
- Protect the area to avoid pain and further injury.
- Rest to promote healing.
- Ice the injury to reduce inflammation.
- Compress the area to further reduce swelling.
- Elevate the injury above your heart to continue healing.
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After the first two days, gently begin to use the injured area. You should see a gradual, progressive improvement in the ability to support weight and move without pain. Mild and moderate sprains usually heal fully in three to six weeks.