By Joanne P. Shelby-Klein BSN RN

Musculoskeletal injuries can happen to anyone at any time and can be very painful. In 2009, the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS) reported that 3 out of 5 accidental injuries occurs to the musculoskeletal system including sprains, strains and fractures. This brings up the question of how to treat the pain from a sprain or strain and minimize damage from the injury, apply ice, heat, both, nothing? Traditionally a sprain or strain is treated with ice, compression and a . . .

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