04-15-14, 03:19 PM
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Originally Posted by tenthousandaces
I read your post about the K-tape and understand that.
But what about the ice on the shoulder?
Wouldn't that indicate a recent flare-up?
Given how good of a shooter he is, I wouldn't be surprised to learn that he has put a LOT of mileage on his shooting arm. Kobe is famous for putting up 600+ shots per day.
Not necessarily. Timmy's been icing his knees down like that after every game for a few years and some athletes swear by the full body ice bath
| The Benefits of Ice Baths for Runners | Runner's World Long runs are essential to the training distance runners because they enable the body to adapt to running greater distances safely and efficiently. Unfortunately, long runs also increase the runner's risk of injury, which can result in unplanned—and unwelcome—time off. One simple way to offset the risks inherent to long bouts of running is cold-water immersion, known to many runners as the ice bath. |
Cryotherapy ("cold therapy") constricts blood vessels and decreases metabolic activity, which reduces swelling and tissue breakdown. Once the skin is no longer in contact with the cold source, the underlying tissues warm up, causing a return of faster blood flow, which helps return the byproducts of cellular breakdown to the lymph system for efficient recycling by the body. "Ice baths don't only suppress inflammation, but help to flush harmful metabolic debris out of your muscles," says David Terry, M.D., an ultrarunner who has finished both the Western States 100-Mile Endurance Run and the Wasatch Front 100-Mile Endurance Run 10 consecutive times.