New York Daily News blog—August 31, 2010
Somehow, I got it into my head that I should make an effort to endure my excruciating ice baths for 30 minutes - I made it to 25 - chattering like mad.
This is not only totally wrong,
Here's what Jennifer Solomon, M.D. of the Women's Sports Medicine Center at Hospital for Special Surgery had to say:
SOLOMON says: The maximum time for an ice bath is 20 minutes. More than that might cause frostbite. After 20 minutes, the blood vessels constrict and the body experiences decreased circulation.