Icing an injury can speed recovery, If you do it right!!! I know, It sounds simple! Here are a few tips that will lead to effective icing:
-Immediately apply ice to the effected area (acute or chronic) after a workout. This will decrease swelling and initiate healing.
-Ice for 15-20 minutes each time you apply it. Any less the ice will only cool the skin, not the underlying tissue.
-Ice for up to 5 times a day, with at least 45 minutes between treatments.This should keep the tissue temperature low enough to minimize inflammation.
HAPPY ICING, Trainer Todd