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Are You Icing Injuries Too Much? How Excessive Icing Can Impede Healing

Are You Icing Injuries Too Much? How Excessive Icing Can Impede Healing

Are you religiously icing parts of your body because of aches, pains, and poor recovery? Believe it or not, utilizing ice is not as popular as you would think around the world. Yet, in the US, we tend to slap ice on everyone, everything, and anything that has performed something active. To be clear, I am not saying that ice as a modality is useless. Ice causes specific effects that have its place in sports medicine, which is to reduce local circulation, cellular communication, and overall metabolism as well as being very effective in controlling pain. Unfortunately, many people who consistently ice after every outing are putting a band aid over more complex issues that are negatively affecting recovery and performance. Listen in to this episode where I share some of my experiences and thoughts with icing and helping each athlete return to optimal levels of performance. Learn to listen to your body, tune it up, and get better everyday. Enjoy the episode! Aloha!

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