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Bumps and Bruises will be part of the course!!
To know what to look for and how to deal with it here are a few pointers.
First of all if there is severe pain, swelling and excessive bruising these are signs of serious injury and should be reviewed by a medical professional - a Doctor or Chartered Physiotherapist.
For more mild aches and pains apply the PRICE principles:
P - Protect the injured area.
R - Rest the damaged area to avoid further injury.
I - Ice the injured area for 5-10min regularly within the first 48-72hr to minimise bleeding to damaged tissue and reduce pain.
C - Compress the injured area to resolve swelling and aid recovery.
E - Elevate the injured area to prevent the accumulation of fluid.