Ice Baths

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What is an ice bath
Involves sitting in ice cold water for between 5 and 20 minutes
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What do they do?
Causes blood vessels to tighten (vasoconstricton) and descreases metabolic activity
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What does it do for injury?
Restricts blood flow to the injured area which reduces swelling. Also breaks down tissue and aids muscle repair.
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Effect of it
After leaving the ice bath the injured area is flooded with new blood (vasodilation) and fresh oxygen removes lactic acid.
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Is it a good method to use?
Yes, however some studies suggest that ice baths have limited value to injuries
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Causes blood vessels to tighten (vasoconstricton) and descreases metabolic activity

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