29 Apr '14, 2pm

Are golfers wasting their time icing injuries? A new study says "yes." @BJA_GolfWRX's story

Are golfers wasting their time icing injuries? A new study says "yes." @BJA_GolfWRX's story

Even in a world of “doctors used to say it was good for you, now they say it’s bad,” this one is a shocker: The doctor who coined the acronym RICE (rest, ice, compression, elevation) in 1978 has decided that the (complete) rest and ice are not beneficial to treating injuries. Dr. Gabe Mirkin, whose RICE treatment plan has been the standard method of dealing with sports injuries for more than 30 years, recently published a blog post that says, in part: When I wrote my best-selling Sportsmedicine Book in 1978, I coined the term RICE (R est, I ce, C ompression, E levation) for the treatment of athletic injuries … Ice has been a standard treatment for injuries and sore muscles because it helps to relieve pain caused by injured tissue. Coaches have used my “RICE” guideline for decades, but now it appears that both ice and complete rest may delay healing, instead of helping. You...

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