Analgesic cream

Is it safe to ice my arm with analgesic creams instead of ice, after bullpens or long toss? Thanks.

It’s not the same thing.

So it’s not safe? if not which parts of my arm should i ice?

It’s not necessarily unsafe.

I don’t ice. Not sure what to tell you. Just saying the two aren’t the same thing.

I think the question should be; Why do you feel the need for icing and/or using analgesic creams? Are you injured?

Not trying to be argumentative, I just don’t think it’s necessary to use ice or creams just because you throw.

I’m with turn, are you icing out of need or icing just to ice?

i thought it should be used as a way to prevent injury?

In my honest opinion I think you would be better served to stretch really well and run some sprints following a throwing session. Doing so will increase blood flow and promote healing.

I only use ice for injuries. Just my opinion

So what is wrong with just ice?