Should I Ice After I Throw?

Any exercise or training modality has potential upsides and downsides. Icing has a place in recovery, but it should not be used on a consistent basis.  

The general rule of thumb:

Ice is appropriate following an acute injury, like a sprained ankle.

Ice is not appropriate following soreness, especially on a consistent basis.

Icing has been shown to mitigate strength gains, likely because of the reduction of the inflammation. Inflammation is a normal stress response from the body following training. 

Marc Pro actually has a great article explaining icing and its role in recovery. They also have references to articles backing their reasoning. 

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