For How Long Should I Ice?

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Icing protocol for any injury from the Moji Experts

Kathy Weber, M.D., M.S.
Director of Primary Care Sports Medicine
Rush University Medical Center


For any given injury, how long and how frequently should each icing session be?


If you have sustained an acute injury it is important to ice 15 – 20 minutes every hour. For chronic injuries, previous injuries, or if you are icing for prevention then apply ice for 15 – 20 minutes at the completion of each exercise session.


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