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#485 Should a runner ice a broken toe?

Every treatment in medicine has pluses and minuses. Applying ice is no different. Ice can make some things better, and some things worse.

If you ice something, in general it will calm that inflammatory response, reduce the pain and make you more comfortable.

But your goal is to get back to running as quickly as possible, not to just make you feel better.

Today on the Doc on the Run podcast, we’re talking about whether or not an injured runner should ice a broken toe.

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