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Value of ice water soak for sore muscles still unclear

From Reuters Health – A short soak in ice water is supposed to cure the discomfort of sore muscles, but it may not be worthwhile.

In a recent study from Northern Ireland, amateur athletes 2-point difference on a 10-point muscle pain scale after repeated soaks in 6°C (43°F) water.

While a 20 percent reduction  might have an impact on elite athletes, its value may not be as high for amateur athletes.

http://mobile.reuters.com/article/idUSBREA1D1EI20140214?feedType=RSS&irpc=932


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