I don’t know about you, but countless times I’ve taken an ice pack to (for example) a smarting Achilles tendon injury in hopes that the ice would 1) decrease inflammation 2) speed up the healing process. That was the general idea. Referencing peer reviewed research Mobilty WODs Kelly Starrett (who has often sung the praises of icing) has reversed his position. Check out his latest post here.
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