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Probably you have heard of treating injuries with RICE, an acronym for Rest Ice Compression Elevation.
Well, on the kenshusei course, Rest is not really an option. So I have devised my own alternative treatment, called LICE, for Liquor Ice Compression Elevation.
Yes, it's true that I get the giggles over the R/L swap.
Seriously, if you use enough of the L component, you can get through the rest of the day until next morning's training. L can be used liberally while I is being applied to the affected area in 20 minute intervals. For me, C is now pretty much constant in the form of athletic knee supports that I wear 80% of the time I am off the mat. After enough L + I, E doesn't seem so important. It is also the hardest to do effectively, but stick with the program. Remember: L. I. C. E.