Well as you can see from this article the RICE paradigm is getting challenged as new research begins to surface.
What feels good when you’re hurting…? Cold !!!
What happens when you use ice for too long…? RED SORE SKIN !!!
My Answer…. Balance
When you initially injure yourself or when you have inflammatory pain use a wet tea towel that you have kept in the freezer over the area for 10 minutes.Monitor your skin and keep the body part moving afterward icing to allow for the return of good healthy blood.
Stay tuned for my thoughts on preventative use of cold therapy…