4 Do’s and Don’ts of Applying Ice to an Acute Fitness Injury : What is an acute fitness injury? Unlike overuse injuries that typically occur over a long period of time, acute fitness injuries are the result of a single event that results in musculoskeletal trauma. A sprained ankle, a shoulder dislocation, a pulled muscle . . . these are all types of acute fitness injuries that may be aided by the prompt application of cold via an ice pack or something similar.
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