Interesting. It’s like, “Coffee’s going to kill you - no, it’s good for you!” “Don’t drink wine - wait, it’ll make you live longer!”
Every study in athletics comes with a study showing the opposite.
(I’m in no mood for ice baths after running, and I don’t have the facilities for it if I wanted to.)
That’s the problem with very general questions. Ice baths are good for people with post-exercise joint swelling. If you base your conclusions on a broader audience, it is overly simplistic and meaningless.