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Oct 17, 2019

Does icing actually work? Chances are that you’ve grabbed an ice pack for bumps and bruises. We all do it, but I wanted to really know, is icing actually effective for healing? 

Before you grab another ice pack - listen to today’s episode and learn...

  • Why icing isn’t the best way to treat pain
  • How current research on icing doesn’t have lots of answers
  • Why rest, ice, compression, and elevation won’t get rid of pain entirely
  • And what you should do instead

All the links:

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- Swenson, C. , Swärd, L. and Karlsson, J. (1996), Cryotherapy in sports medicine. Scandinavian Journal of Medicine & Science in Sports, 6: 193-200. doi:10.1111/j.1600-0838.1996.tb00090.x

- Hubbard TJ, Denegar CR. Does Cryotherapy Improve Outcomes With Soft Tissue Injury?. J Athl Train. 2004;39(3):278–279.

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