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Year : 2010  |  Volume : 3  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 302-303

Post exercise ice water immersion: Is it a form of active recovery?


Senior Consultant, Director of Undergraduate Training and Education, Department of Emergency Medicine, Singapore General Hospital, Singapore

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Fatimah Lateef
Senior Consultant, Director of Undergraduate Training and Education, Department of Emergency Medicine, Singapore General Hospital
Singapore
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DOI: 10.4103/0974-2700.66570

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Ice water immersion and contrast temperature water immersion therapy post exercise is fast becoming a common practice among athletes involved in a variety of sports. Several mechanisms have been put forth to explain the rationale for its use. However, there is still a lack of evidence from a sufficiently large-scale trial to support the routine practice and formal incorporation into certain sporting guidelines. We describe here two athletes who applied the therapy post exercise and presented to the Emergency Department with delayed onset muscle pain.


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