How to treat running injuries with ice and heat

Used to be, if you picked up a niggle, your running mates would tell you to chuck a bag of frozen peas on the injury and you’d be better in no time.

Well, thinking has moved on a bit since then and today advice says using both heat and ice is a great way of speeding up your recovery. Think of it as flushing and you’ll understand the concept.

The current thinking is that rehabilitation isn’t quite as simple as RICE, Rest, Ice Compression, Elevation. The importance of an active recovery is being increasingly realised. Ice is very useful for that short-term effect, apply it for around only five minutes at a time as a means of counteracting pain.

Instead, give PEACE a chance.