If we sustain an injury most of us know or have heard of the acronym RICE (Rest Ice Compression Elevation). We are led to believe that rest is an important component in order to help the injury heal. However, recent evidence and research now challenges the RICE phenomenon and in particular the rest element.
The question many runners or sports which involve running have is; can we run whilst we have pain? For most of the runners I see in the clinic I aim to keep them running to some degree, but there are a number of factors to consider before I can make the best decision.