are we overusing ice?

Editor in Chief of The Physician and Sports Medicine Journal (Dr. Nick DiNubile) once posed this question:

“Seriously, do you honestly believe that your body’s natural inflammatory response is a mistake?”

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Why Ice and Anti-inflammatory Medication is NOT the Answer

Closing thoughts from the author Joshua J. Stone, MA, ATC, NASM-CPT, CES, PES, FNS:

Bottom line, ice and NSAIDs are over utilized.

I am not saying never, but I am saying ice is not a magical cure all that fixes everything and is required for healing.

… before immediately turning to ice and NSAIDs. Is it really the best option? Is it necessary for this injury at this stage?

I understand it is not the only form of treatment clinicians use, but ice certainly is the most heavily used.

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Rick Mc

Career gymnastics coach who loves the outdoors, and the internet.

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