Heal a Sprained Ankle FAST
HEM Ankle Rehab teaches you how to heal a sprained ankle fast. Right after a sprain, you are going to experience a lot of pain. How long you experience it will depend on which ankle treatment you choose. If you choose rest and ice, you will be in for a long, frustrating experience.
Most people use rest and ice, which comes from the infamous R.I.C.E. (rest, ice, compression, elevation) and do not get out of pain for months or, in some cases, years. Why? First of all, ice only works as a mild and temporary pain reliever. You could also say the same of drugs that temporarily relieve pain. But, both drugs and ice do NOTHING to actually heal the injury. In fact, it has been shown in studies and research that ice actually STOPS the body’s natural healing process.
But wait… you may be thinking that ice is important for reducing swelling. But, it may surprise you to learn that swelling is actually a critical part of the body’s healing process. You do NOT want to interfere with it in the first 72 hours. The body responds to an injury by sending very powerful immune cells (called macrophages) which literally gobble up debris and waste caused by the injury. And after the first 48 hours, the body sends in a second wave of macrophages that are responsible muscle regeneration and repair. So, here’s the big problem with icing an injury. Ice STOPS the flow of macrophages! In other words, icing a sprained ankle stops the healing process of the body.
Once the macrophages are in the area, it is important to start draining the injured area of the accumulated waste and debris that has not fully drained. That is called lymphatic drainage. Not surprisingly, ice has been shown to STOP lymphatic drainage too! But, it actually gets worse… ice actually REVERSES the flow of debris and waste back into the injured area. So, although ice may temporarily reduce ankle pain, it is hurting you a lot more than it is helping your sprain. So, ice is NOT a good healing tool after an injury.
Other than ice, the other three techniques in R.I.C.E. center around rest. Rest is great if mixed in with active rehab, but rest by itself will never fully heal any injury. There’s a very simple reason for that… after an injury, that area will become inflexible and weak. So, in order to heal, you have to increase strength and flexibility. But, rest will never increase strength, flexibility and stability by itself.
So, many people tend to experience ankle pain for a long time. How long? Well, with R.I.C.E., up 30% of people report ankle pain 1 year later!* That is an astonishing statistic. But, it should make a lot more sense now that we understand why R.I.C.E. is so ineffective as a sprained ankle treatment.
So, what is the H.E.M. Ankle Rehab System is all about? H.E.M. is a revolutionary rehab system to gently and actively heal a sprained ankle fast, much faster and better than R.I.C.E. How fast? The average healing time for a sprained ankle using R.I.C.E. is about 4 – 8 weeks. The average healing time using H.E.M. is about 3 – 7 days.
The powerful rehab techniques in H.E.M. Ankle Rehab work with the body to INCREASE the flow of macrophages into the injured area. Then, H.E.M. will help you increase the flow of waste and debris OUT of the injured area much faster while also getting healthy blood and nutrients INTO the ankle joint. This the one of the main reasons why HEM works so well to help get you out of ankle pain FAST and heal much quicker than R.I.C.E.
H.E.M. has been successfully used by thousands of people of all ages and fitness levels to heal a sprained ankle fast. It was designed to specifically help any person experiencing ankle pain from a sprained ankle, an old injury or a bad injury that never healed properly. Remember, we make it very easy to follow with our step by step videos and complete eBook that lays out everything you need to do in 3 simple steps. And, of course, H.E.M. comes with a no hassle 30 day money back guarantee.
(*Margo KL (December 2008). “Review: many adults still have pain and subjective instability at 1 year after acute lateral ankle sprain”. Evid Based Med 13 (6): 187.)