Soccer Players: The Cold Facts on When to Ice

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Soccer player applying bag of ice to knee

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.

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