@contentandwell You posted the no-ice approach favored by your surgeon a few times, and in a way it makes sense. On the other hand, especially with some of the exercises that were given to me, I could not have done them without icing. The very worst was to get leg extension, i.e. put heel on something like couch
arm, and level it for at least 10 to 15 minutes 4 times a day. I was preparing for that ordeal with downloading really loud, long, dramatic or catchy music to distract me. That was about a level 8+ pain after 5 minutes, and without ice afterwards I could not have done it. I was squirming and close to tears a lot. And even then it took 4 months to get the darn knee straight. Not for lack of trying, and not with screaming pain anymore, just BORING exercise.