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  • bluedawg
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    i thought this was going to be about calling a time out on a 3-2 pitch with 2 outs. Definitely a good idea for the opposing coach to try to ice the pitcher.

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  • Coach T13
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    Best recovery is a High protein meal and sleep

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  • Viking0
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    No. We have discussed this in previous years. Ice slows inflammation, which is a person's body trying to heal itself. Sometimes inflammation goes into overdrive (some of my colleagues actually study this), but in general, it is the body trying to heal itself. Why would somebody want to slow down healing.... wait, because their elders told them so. If there is severe pain, slowing the inflammation can help relieve it, but icing does not help healing.

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  • mobius75
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    Ice-ing youth pitchers

    Do you have youth pitchers, say 9-12 year olds, ice their arms after pitching, assuming no complaints of pain, soreness etc. If you do, how much/how long? Maybe really my question is do you feel ice-ing non injured pitchers prevents injury?

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