Should you ice soft tissue injuries?

Most people will have heard of the R.I.C.E treatment you should use when you get a soft tissue injury.

Is this the best thing to do?

This is not medical advice nor is it meant to replace medical advice.

Always inform yourself and consult a medical professional when required.

See below for some references if you want to look into this topic more in depth.

van den Bekerom et al. What is the evidence for rest, ice, compression, and elevation therapy Train. 2012; 47(4):435-4

Takagi et al. Influence of Icing on Muscle Regeneration After Crush Injury to Skeletal Muscles in Rats. J of App Phys. 2011 vol. 110 no. 2 382-388

Tseng et al. Topical cooling (icing) delays recovery from eccentric exercise-induced muscle damage. J Strength Cond Res. 2013; 27(5):1354-61.

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