The length of time varies depending on the person, the injury area, and type of cold treatment with 10-20 minutes being sufficient.
Do NOT leave ice on for longer than 30 minutes.
Length of time for varies depending on the person, injury area, and type of cold treatment.
How Long Do I Ice My Injury?
A period 10-20 minutes at a time should be sufficient. You can ice for 10-20 minutes on and then off for 10-20 minutes as many times as needed. Do NOT ever leave ice on for more than 30 minutes at a time on any body part. Some studies have shown that you must apply the ice immediately to get the positive effects of ice. Frostbite has occurred when leaving ice on for as much as an hour. (see When is Using Ice Not Recommended) Older individuals with possible skin irritation should stay closer to 10 minutes and some should avoid ice all together. Bony areas or individuals with little body fat should stay at the lower end of treatment times. The application of a cold pack reduces local muscular blood-flow by approximately 50% after 10 minutes, which is the desired effect when swelling occurs.1 A recent study showed that using ice with a cold towel for repeated treatments of 10 minutes was most effective.2 One study showed that ice is effective, but should be applied in repeated applications of 10 minutes to be most effective, avoid side effects, and prevent possible further injury.1 The answer to how long do I ice my injury is never longer than 30 minutes at a time.
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