We’ve always been told to RICE after an injury (rest, ice, compression, elevation). However, we are starting to see that icing is not the best way to go to recover from an injury, and me even cause some harm.
“‘Put ice on it!’ has become the standard recommendation for just about any injury. Not only do most coaches and trainers believe that ice is the most appropriate treatment for everything from black eyes to torn ACLs, but many also recommend taking uncomfortable “ice baths” to help recover from especially hard workouts. There’s only one problem: Icing an injury doesn’t work. In fact, it can even interfere with the healing process”…(continue reading).