Some sprained shoulders, wrists, and ankles; livid contusions; wrenched harpoons and lances; inextricable intricacies of rope; shattered oars and planks; all these were there; but no fatal or even serious ill seemed to have befallen any one.
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For initial treatment of a mild contusion, remember RICE: Rest, Ice, Compression, and Elevation.
Initial treatment of a contusion calls for ice for 10 to 15 minutes every two hours, but after a day or two, heat may be helpful.