RICE standing for Rest, Ice ,Compression and Elevation, has now been superceded by" POLICE" Pressure, Off Load, Ice , Compression and Elevation. The "offload" aspect refers to take the pressure off the affected area but still permit "normalsied movement". This is in an attempt to avoid gross changes to the stability of the joint which can occur with pain.
Do book an appointment if you need advice. I would love to say we could advise over the telephone but I am sure you would agree this would be impossible as the problem has to be assessed first.