Myth Buster: Ice will NOT Heal a Sprained Ankle
Ice helps with short term pain relief, but does NOT heal ankle sprains
Acute inflamation from injuries such as an ankle sprain cause pain via a chemical change in the body's system. The H.E.M Ankle Rehab System combines simplicity with the most current research to naturally eliminate inflammation quicky. Use this system with confidence to improve recovery times from the common ankle sprain.
I had used R.I.C.E. (rest and ice) in the past, but it really cannot compare in any way with the results I get with H.E.M. Not only does H.E.M. get my athletes back on the court quickly (usually a week or less), but it also significantly strengthens and protects their ankles. I strongly recommend it to anyone who has a sprained ankle.
My daughter stopped using crutches after 2 days of treatment and after 7 days was back to her full training routine, going on to win 2 Silver and 1 Bronze medal in nationals. We all were amazed with such progress and her USA coach, a professional for 35 years, endorsed that he had never seen such a fast recovery.
Thank You, Thank You. My daughter sprained her ankle very badly at school two weeks before her dance studio's first competition for 2008. Post x-rays, the doctor didn't feel that she would be able to be able to dance at the first and possibly the second competition. Desperate, I purchased your book. Amazing!!!! I'm pleased to share that not only was she dancing in only a week she finished her competition this weekend without any additional support. Thanks again!!!
These instructions are amazing! I went to the doctor and found out I had a stage 2 (out of 3) ankle sprain. I went looking on the web for a better treatment than R.I.C.E. and found H.E.M. After starting the treatment, I went bowling 4 days later without any problems. Now, exactly one week later, I have very little swelling and can walk without limping. I've had many sprained ankles in my life (I am a 55 year old woman) and I have never recovered so quickly!
Thank you for your outstanding program. My daughter was just cleared by her orthopedic doctor to return to the soccer field 3 weeks from the date of the sprain with the injury originally diagnosed as a severe grade 2 and a time table of 6-8 weeks. The doctor was somewhat astonished. Our only problem now is the high school trainer who cannot come to terms with the injury healing that quickly. He is refusing to release her for another 4 weeks despite the orthopedic specialists' written release. It is a very unusual situation. Thanks again.
Thank you! I've been limping around for almost 2 weeks now and did all the ice, soaking, ace bandage thingy which did nothing for the pain or the re-swelling after I walked a little bit. I got the program and just wanted to let you know, by the next morning the swelling was down by half! We couldn't believe how much the swelling went down overnight. Thank you!
I sprained my ankle doing a 10k trail race in Hawaii on 2 Dec. It was a class II sprain. Not such a bad thing except I had a marathon to run 7 days later! I found the H.E.M. program and followed it to the T and 5 days later I was able to do an easy jog with no pain. So I decided that YEP I would be running the marathon. I ran the Honolulu marathon 7 days after my sprain in 3hrs 55 mins! A 22 min PR from my last marathon 12 months earlier. I was originally planning on completing the marathon in 3:45 but considering I ran with a sprain the extra 10 minutes on my time is no biggie! Thanks so much for this program - none of my friends believed that it could be done.
I would like to thank you for the H.E.M programme. I sprained my ankle running in the woods Sunday 11th April 2010. This was a bad sprain with swelling down to my toes and up to half way between ankle and knee. I had an X-ray and the doctor confirmed it was a severe sprain there were no broken bones. I followed the plan and have completed my first London Marathon yesterday 25th April 2010 in 3hrs 43mins. (2wks to the day after the sprain). The doctors advice was to follow the RICE method and said I would be lucky to be able to hobble the marathon in 2wks...! Many thanks again....
H.E.M. was a really great help. Had ideas in it I would never have come up with. The book was for my other half who sprained her ankle on day 5 of a 17 day snowboarding trip. As we had gone all the way from the UK to Whistler, I was keen to see if there was anyway we could get her back on a board. We followed you guidelines to the letter and I have to say, I was amazed. She was off for 4 days and was (with the aid of some much needed new properly molded boots), then back on a board. She managed to get some good boarding gradually building it up in albeit not anything too taxing but boarding nonetheless. I think we possibly pushed the bounds of even what you were suggesting but - it worked! First rate book. Many thanks.