We know youth soccer players — and often even their coaches and parents — can be confused about when and how long to ice body parts. We often hear …
“How long should a soccer player ice”
When you have pushed yourself hard on the soccer field, ice is an important recovery tool.
Ice – not heat – should always be used during the acute or initial phase of the healing process — which typically lasts 48-72 hours following injury. This is the time frame which involves the most swelling and pain.