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A 19-year-old male asked:

Does the ice bath method really help atheletes heal their injuries faster??

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Dr. Marvin Ott
Emergency Medicine 22 years experience
Controversial: There is still some controversy on this point. Some experts and some studies say yes. Others say no. My take on it is that everyone is different. If ice baths seem to help you recover more quickly, then use them. If not, do not use them. Hope this helps!
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