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Ice Baths For Sore Muscles Could Be Harmful

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Athletes sometimes use a freezing cold bath to relieve sore muscles but Irish researchers worry there could be harmful side effects.

A new study points out that cold water causes a degree of shock to the body.

The authors say more research is needed to figure out whether that's safe.

It's possible that a warm bath or light jogging may be better ways to reduce soreness.