Should My Athletes Continue to Ice Three Days After an Injury?
Expert advice on icing after an injury
Kathy Weber, M.D., M.S.
Director of Primary Care Sports Medicine
Rush University Medical Center
If a student gets an injury on a Friday, iced and says they iced over the weekend, but comes back to school Monday with a hot still swollen ankle. Should it be iced?
Ice use is important in reducing inflammation, bleeding, swelling, and pain that accompanies ankle injuries. Icing for 20 minutes multiple times a day is important for not only the day of the injury but also the subsequent days following an injury.