[quote=“Steven Ellis”]No way! If you’re sore, ice. If not, don’t. Plain and simple.
If you’re concerned about nerve damage, ice for no longer than 20 minutes on, 20 minutes off, 20 minutes on, etc. And place a shirt or towel over the shoulder or elbow first, before your put ice on it.
I never iced. But it’s not “poisonous.” So if you’re feeling like you need to ice, do it. No big deal (almost every big league pitchers does it). If you don’t think you need to ice after a performance, don’t.[/quote]
Regarding nerve damage, Tom House recommends no more that 10 or 15 minutes on the elbow since there is almost no “meat” there. 20 minutes on the shoulder is fine.