R.I.C.E is taken from the more involved app "Pocket Therapy",
which has additional information on Heat, Massage, and NSAIDs. Also includes home therapy for the fifteen most common injuries, including ankle sprain, knee pain, and low back pain.
Rest, Ice, Compression, Elevation
Have you or anyone you know had an experience similar to either of these two:
You and your friend decided to add jogging to your new fitness routine. Things were going pretty well during your first jog around the park until your foot landed in a hole. Your ankle twisted hard. The swelling began almost immediately and the pain was horrible. Neither you nor your friend knew what to do. Hooking your arm around your friend’s neck, you started the long, painful hobble back to the parking lot.
Yesterday, you were pretty proud of yourself for moving that old cast iron bathtub but today is a different story. You’re pretty sure that you pulled at least one muscle, even though your brother-in-law was helping you carry that ancient behemoth. While heaving your end of the tub through the bathroom door, you scraped the knuckles on one hand and managed a good slam to your hip and shoulder, as well. Yes, yesterday you were a hero. Today you’re just sore in most places and down right tender, scraped and swollen in others. Aside from popping aspirin or ibuprofen, what are you going to do for relief?
There’s no doubt about it, injuries like these hurt. You suffer enough when they happen but there are ways to ease the pain, speed healing and even reduce shock. That’s what the R.I.C.E. application is all about. It’s your first aid guide in an app.
R.I.C.E. is a helpful, easy to understand quick reference manual for a wide variety of common injuries. You don’t have to be a doctor to use it effectively; in fact you don’t even have to have prior knowledge of first aid to take advantage of the practical advice in this application.
Created by a Certified Athletic Trainer, R.I.C.E. comes with very safe and reliable instructions that are followed by many licensed Physical Therapists, Certified Athletic Trainers, and many other Sports Medicine professionals.
The R.I.C.E. app covers a variety of injuries including: Sprained ankle, twisted knee, broken forearm, pulled muscle, and even a common nose bleed.
A trusted method to help reduce hospital visits and emergency costs, R.I.C.E. belongs on every person’s iDevice. After all, you never know when someone is going to need help.
Designed and developed for the iPhone and iPod touch.