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3 Reasons You Should Not Ice for Pain

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People often approach me with questions about a pain they are experiencing with a current injury. Without a doubt, the most common question those individuals pose is: “Should I being icing?” My answer tends to surprise most, but a vast majority of the time the answer is “No!”  Ice is wonderful for decreasing the amount of pain a person is experiencing, but beyond that there aren’t a ton of therapeutic or rehabilitation properties.  In other words, icing isn’t going to help you get better any faster.

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