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M.E.A.T. vs. R.I.C.E. — How To Actually Heal From An Injury

Posted by Kelsey Juntwait on

When it comes to treating acute injuries, it's no longer best practice to use the "R.I.C.E." method (Rest, Ice, Compression, Elevation). As of 2015, the treatment method "M.E.A.T." has become the new normal (Movement, Exercise, Analgesics, Treatment). What is R.I.C.E.? R.I.C.E stands for Rest, Ice, Compression, and Elevation, and has been used for decades as the common standard for healing injuries. However, more recent studies have shown that using R.I.C.E. to heal is not the most effective practice. Here are a few reason why: First of all, resting for too long after an injury can delay healing — leading to muscle...

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