in defence of icing injuries


I’ve read the articles. But still recommend ice to athletes in most of the same situations we did in the past. It often helps.

Dr. Dave Tilley is still proscribing ice.

He links to this article by Mike Reinold:

… Ice isn’t the bad guy. Yes, we tend to apply ice in some situations that probably doesn’t help and claim we do so for the wrong reasons. But the bottom line is that there are several benefits to ice, and ice has not been proven to impede the healing process as many claim. …

Is Icing an Injury Really Bad for You? What the Science Says

Ice plunge?

At University of Saskatchewan we would use it for a new strain / sprain, but never full body.


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Rick Mc

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

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