Played 5 a-side last Friday and pulled my calf muscle, so, as suggested I put an ice pack on my calf to reduce bleeding in the area and aid a quicker recovery since I am due to play in a football aid charity match on May 20th against the Hollyoaks football team.
Anyway, I left the ice pack on until it defrosted which was about 25 minutes and my calf was a bit sore after from the cold.
Saturday morning and I wake up to still feel the pain, look down and there is a huge blister the size of my fist. It seems that you shouldn't leave the ice on for more than 10-15 minutes at most otherwise you can get an ice burn which is apparently worse than a normal heat burn.
The picture was taken today, 6 days after the event. You can see where the walk in centre have removed the top of the blister.
So be warned!!!
Maybe some warnings needed on the ice packs!