“Nothing burns like the cold.” ~George R.R. Martin, A Game of Thrones
As a competitive athlete in the 90s and early 2000s, I spent many a day getting cozy with a bag of ice.
The gold standard of care for any minor injury at that time — from a bruise to slight sprain — was, of course, to wrap the sucker in ice and wait.
When I got to college (where I was a member of the soccer team) we graduated from bags of ice to an actual ice bath, in which we would sit up to our waists after every game and almost every practice, not-so-secretly competing to see who could […]