First Aid on the Pitch - PRICE


I is for Ice - Applying ice either from a freezer, an ice pack or even wet towel from a fridge to the injured area will reduce the pain and inflammation. Very cold products can induce cold burn so always wrap the ice in a cloth and/or plastic and never apply directly to the skin. The ice should be put on for 15-20 minutes and then removed and reapplied after 1½ to two hours for another 15-20 minutes.