Sports injuries treatment is dependent on several factors including the severity and location of the injury. Nonetheless, there are some generalised treatments that are helpful in soothing the effects of the injuries. If you have met with minor injuries like strains and sprains, you can start with easy and simple tips to treat the area. First of all, you will have to look for means of protecting the area from more injuries by using a support and restricting the movement of that part. Try to avoid the daily physical activities that may cause more straining on the affected area. You may use a walking stick and crutches in case you are not able to put the entire body weight on the knee or ankle, or a sling may aid if you have hurt your shoulder. Application of ice pack to the injured area for about 15 to 20 minutes after every 3 to 4 hours can alleviate the condition too. You can take a few ice cubes, wrap them up in a towel and apply gently on the affected area. Never apply ice directly on the skin as it may lead to ice burn. If the injured area is swelling, use of elastic compression bandage can be a great way of controlling it. Keeping the injured part of the body raised above the heart level also aids in limiting swelling. If your pain is becoming uncontrollable, you may consider administering painkillers as well.