grade 1 ankle sprain

Grade 1 Ankle Sprain Symptoms

A grade 1 ankle sprain is the least severe of the three grades of injury. Grade 1 usually means NO tearing of the ligaments in the ankle. Instead, you should have some over-stretching of the ligaments.

There is usually some mild pain, swelling and tenderness, but minimal to no bruising.

Even with a mild sprained ankle, like a grade 1 ankle sprain, you should still get an x-ray to rule out a fracture. It’s extremely unlikely, but it’s always best to know for sure, because a fracture would have to be immobile until it heals.

Once, you find out if there is a fracture or not, you will be ready to know what to do next… If there is NO fracture, then a rehab program for your ankle should begin immediately in order to fully recover your strength and mobility as fast as possible.

Remember, even with a mild grade 1 ankle sprain, there is still enough damage to cause problems down the road if it stays weak and unstable. If it is not properly healed, strengthened and mobilized, then you will be at a significantly increased risk for a future ankle injury, and next time it will probably be a grade 2 or 3, which is much more serious.

So, let’s cover the main symptoms you can expect with a grade 1 ankle sprain:

  1. Over-stretching of ankle ligaments, but no tearing
  2. Ankle is mildly unstable
  3. Minimal amount of pain and swelling, but very little bruising
  4. In the first few days, walking should be possible with minimal pain, but running and/or jumping is probably painful
  5. You should be able to move the ankle in most directions, but you can expect some pain, especially at certain angles

Grade 1 Ankle Sprain Treatment

It is important to remember that even though a grade 1 ankle sprain is a mild injury, it cannot heal itself. In other words, the standard treatment of rest and ice will not heal the damage in your ankle.

Why? Well, if you do nothing, but rest and wait, your ankle will not get stronger. It will not become more mobile. It will not become more stable. In other words, it will stay somewhat weak and unstable for a very long time and the next time you’re walking, running, jumping or playing sports, it will be much easier to sprain that ankle again. And the next time, the injury will be worse, since the ligaments are already weakened.

Even though it is mild, there is still enough damage in the ankle that it must be properly healed. That means rehab techniques that strengthen and stabilize the injured ankle. Remember, every movement you make in the lower body begins with the foot, ankle and calf. It is the base of your body. You don’t want any dynamic movement changes in the ankle, because of an injury that never healed properly.

It will change how you walk, run and move in general. And that not only will weaken your ability to move with power, it can also affect all the joints above the ankle (especially the knees and hips).

For example, we have seen a lot of people get a grade 1 ankle sprain and then start experiencing “mysterious” knee pain. It may seem random and unconnected, but it you change how you walk (even if you don’t notice it), it could very easily put strain on the knee. So, we strongly recommend making sure the ankle heals properly, so you can move properly and protect the ankle and all your other joints.

And prolonged rest isn’t the only problem… rest is an even bigger issue.

We know that ice works very as a short term pain reliever, because it numbs the area and stops the communication between nerve and muscle. That’s what ice does well… But, it also creates serious healing issues that you should know.

For example, recent research shows that ice actually stops the flow of Macrophages, which are powerful immune cells. Since Macrophages are responsible for muscle regeneration and repair, it is ineffective and potentially sabotaging to your healing potential to stop the natural flow of immune cells into an injured area. There are other issues with ice, including complications with lymphatic drainage, etc, so if you’d like to learn more about it, please click here.

The SECRET to Healing Fast: Ankle Rehab

Instead of relying on rest ice as the method of treatment, we strongly recommend doing an excellent rehab program. It will ensure you will heal a grade 1 ankle sprain fully and quickly.

Here’s a quick overview of all the things a good ankle rehab program will do for you:

  1. Remove swelling and debris from the ankle quickly
  2. Reduce pain very quickly (1-3 days)
  3. Improve ankle stability, mobility and strength significantly
  4. Improve balance, coordination and agility
  5. Decrease the risk of re-injury significantly

How To Heal Grade 1 Ankle Sprains Fast


HEM Ankle Rehab is a complete ankle healing system, which will show you how to heal a grade 1 ankle sprain fully and fast at home. We designed it to ensure it is safe, all natural and extremely easy to do.

HEM dramatically improves the quality and speed of the healing process by supporting and improving the body’s natural response to an injury. You can expect a significant improvement in healthy range of motion in the ankles, feet and calves… you can expect much more strength and stability in the ankles… and you can expect improved overall movement (balance, agility, speed, jumping, etc.).

The HEM Ankle Rehab program gets people walking normally again, pain free in 5-10 days and significantly lowers the risk of re-injury. That means you will not need ankle braces, tape or wraps. You will be walking, running and jumping pain free and with full power without the fear of spraining your ankles again.

We made it very easy to do… you can do the entire system at home, without any equipment. Just follow along with the easy step by step videos or ebook (you get both) on any device.

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Results in First Week

Once I started HEM, the swelling and bruising subsided significantly and on the 4th day, I was walking comfortably again. I was shocked!
– Erikka Fernando

Results in First Week - Laurie Prindle

Thank you so much! It’s pretty amazing that I am doing as much as I am after a severe sprained ankle! Thanks for your support!!!
– Laurie Prindle

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From the desk of Scott Malin, NASM-CPT
Creator, HEM Ankle Rehab
March 01, 2024

If you want to heal your ankle fully & fast…

And get back to doing what you love PAIN-FREE, without the fear of re-injury

This will be the most important thing you ever do for yourself.

Here’s why:

My name is Scott Malin and fifteen years ago, I had to give up what I love… playing basketball. It literally crushed me to give it up!!

But, I had sprained my ankles so many times that I could no longer play.

Every time it happened, I used R.I.C.E. (rest, ice elevation, compression), but my ankles took months to heal and just kept getting weaker and more painful.

I tried everything, including ankle braces, but they made my ankles even weaker and then my knees started hurting too!

When I sprained my ankle one last time and had to crawl off the court, I knew I was done.

That night, I sat in my apartment and cried.

I was in my early thirties and thought I had to give up what I loved for the rest of my life.

But, I had no other option…

My ankles were just way too weak, stiff and unstable and painkillers/ice did nothing anymore.

As I lay in bed, staring up at the ceiling, I remembered back to when I trained with a clinician for the National Academy of Sports Medicine and Soft Tissue Therapist for the Los Angeles Clippers.

I also thought about a revolutionary Naturopath that taught me so much about healing the body naturally.

Then, I came up with a crazy idea…

It instantly improved how my ankle felt.

And the more I did it, the better my ankle got.

By day 6, my ankle was 100% pain-free and felt stronger and more stable than BEFORE I got injured.

The best part… I PLAYED BASKETBALL AGAIN, BUT THERE WAS NO PAIN!!

Afterward, I cried again, but they were tears of joy!!

When I told them what I did, my basketball buddies laughed and said I was crazy.

They called me a “dreamer”.

But, I didn’t care.

Because I had nothing to lose and everything to gain.

I threw my ankle braces away.

After months of late nights, early mornings, and lots of trial and error…

I created a complete, at-home healing system with incredibly reliable results:

  • Heals new ankle injuries including ANY type and grade of ankle sprain.
  • Heals old ankle injuries that never fully healed.
  • Heals weak and unstable ankles.
  • Even heals most Achilles, calf and foot injuries!

Since I was a fitness trainer, I was able to help all my clients (celebrities and athletes) whenever they got injured (which happened a lot!).

I was even on the news a few times!!!

The response from my clients was so overwhelming that a few of them eventually convinced me to make it available to everyone.

And even though it is incredibly complete, I always wanted to keep it SUPER simple and easy to do.

So, just follow along with me on any device and that’s it!

You get instant access to all the videos, which are short and focused on quickly giving you the information you need.

I will show you the absolute BEST rehab techniques, exercises, stretches, activations, holistic techniques, prehab techniques, etc….

These are techniques you will NOT find online anywhere else.

You will learn the perfect form for everything to get the best possible results.

It has taken many years of incredibly hard and dedicated work, but I am so humbled that over 100,000 people have healed themselves fully and fast with my program.

If you don’t believe me, please, check out all the reviews, including video testimonials, before and after pictures, etc. from people of all ages.

And listen, I know you’re probably still skeptical. That’s totally fair…

So, just PAY WHATEVER YOU WANT FOR FULL ACCESS!!

My goal is to help as many people as possible, so just pay whatever you can afford to get full access for life.

I don’t want others to go through all the pain and misery that I did!!

I don’t want anyone else to give up what they love…

Life is too short!!!

And now, there’s an easy way you can heal yourself and get back to your life.

I wish you all the best and thank you!!

Try HEM For Free

hurry, ends soon!

Try HEM For Free

hurry, ends soon!

15 YEARS.  100K HEALED.

Results in First Week

Once I started HEM, the swelling and bruising subsided significantly and on the 4th day, I was walking comfortably again. I was shocked!
– Erikka Fernando

Results in First Week - Laurie Prindle

Thank you so much! It’s pretty amazing that I am doing as much as I am after a severe sprained ankle! Thanks for your support!!!
– Laurie Prindle

Play
Play
Play

From the desk of Scott Malin, NASM-CPT
Creator, HEM Ankle Rehab
March 01, 2024

If you want to heal your ankle fully & fast…

And get back to doing what you love PAIN-FREE, without the fear of re-injury

This will be the most important thing you ever do for yourself.

Here’s why:

My name is Scott Malin and fifteen years ago, I had to give up what I love… playing basketball. It literally crushed me to give it up!!

But, I had sprained my ankles so many times that I could no longer play.

Every time it happened, I used R.I.C.E. (rest, ice elevation, compression), but my ankles took months to heal and just kept getting weaker and more painful.

I tried everything, including ankle braces, but they made my ankles even weaker and then my knees started hurting too!

When I sprained my ankle one last time and had to crawl off the court, I knew I was done.

That night, I sat in my apartment and cried.

I was in my early thirties and thought I had to give up what I loved for the rest of my life.

But, I had no other option…

My ankles were just way too weak, stiff and unstable and painkillers/ice did nothing anymore.

As I lay in bed, staring up at the ceiling, I remembered back to when I trained with a clinician for the National Academy of Sports Medicine and Soft Tissue Therapist for the Los Angeles Clippers.

I also thought about a revolutionary Naturopath that taught me so much about healing the body naturally.

Then, I came up with a crazy idea…

It instantly improved how my ankle felt.

And the more I did it, the better my ankle got.

By day 6, my ankle was 100% pain-free and felt stronger and more stable than BEFORE I got injured.

The best part… I PLAYED BASKETBALL AGAIN, BUT THERE WAS NO PAIN!!

Afterward, I cried again, but they were tears of joy!!

When I told them what I did, my basketball buddies laughed and said I was crazy.

They called me a “dreamer”.

But, I didn’t care.

Because I had nothing to lose and everything to gain.

I threw my ankle braces away.

After months of late nights, early mornings, and lots of trial and error…

I created a complete, at-home healing system with incredibly reliable results:

  • Heals new ankle injuries including ANY type and grade of ankle sprain.
  • Heals old ankle injuries that never fully healed.
  • Heals weak and unstable ankles.
  • Even heals most Achilles, calf and foot injuries!

Since I was a fitness trainer, I was able to help all my clients (celebrities and athletes) whenever they got injured (which happened a lot!).

I was even on the news a few times!!!

The response from my clients was so overwhelming that a few of them eventually convinced me to make it available to everyone.

And even though it is incredibly complete, I always wanted to keep it SUPER simple and easy to do.

So, just follow along with me on any device and that’s it!

You get instant access to all the videos, which are short and focused on quickly giving you the information you need.

I will show you the absolute BEST rehab techniques, exercises, stretches, activations, holistic techniques, prehab techniques, etc….

These are techniques you will NOT find online anywhere else.

You will learn the perfect form for everything to get the best possible results.

It has taken many years of incredibly hard and dedicated work, but I am so humbled that over 100,000 people have healed themselves fully and fast with my program.

If you don’t believe me, please, check out all the reviews, including video testimonials, before and after pictures, etc. from people of all ages.

And listen, I know you’re probably still skeptical. That’s totally fair…

So, just PAY WHATEVER YOU WANT FOR FULL ACCESS!!

My goal is to help as many people as possible, so just pay whatever you can afford to get full access for life.

I don’t want others to go through all the pain and misery that I did!!

I don’t want anyone else to give up what they love…

Life is too short!!!

And now, there’s an easy way you can heal yourself and get back to your life.

I wish you all the best and thank you!!

Try HEM For Free

hurry, ends soon!

REAL PEOPLE, REAL RESULTS

Average rating:  
 193 reviews
 by Loren Axberg on HEM Ankle Rehab, verified buyer
blowing my mind

Hey there,

I literally purchased this program about 20 minutes ago, and now having gotten partially through the videos... The content is already blowing my mind and I feel like this will be information I'll carry with me the rest of my life... Thank you for this info! Clearly you are a master of PT.

 by Orhun Oktar on HEM Ankle Rehab, verified buyer
very beneficial

Hello Mr. Malin,

I want to thank you for this website. In the end of november, I sprained my ankle and my doctor said that there is an avulsion fracture in my ankle(ATFL). I had really hard times after this incident. When I was looking for how to heal fast, I saw your website. I tried to do as much as different exercises that you showed. Now I face some difficulties during my daily life due to my foot but swelling is decreasing everyday thanks to exercises. Especially, the video about how to activate ankle is very beneficial for me.

Thanks for your support both mentally and physically.

Sincerely,
Orhun Oktar, Electrical and Electronics Engineer

 by Dillon Tidwell on HEM Ankle Rehab, verified buyer
GREAT

Your program is great. I actually broke one ankle and sprained the other. I just got the cast off and will begin rehab on that ankle now.

 by Hennie Prinsloo on HEM Ankle Rehab, verified buyer
Used on 3 injuries successfully

I bought your Hem Ankle program in 2018 and used it very successfully with THREE ankle injuries. I am also interested to buy the programme for knees etc.

 by Andrew Vill on HEM Ankle Rehab, verified buyer
Thank you for helping me recover quickly

I'm emailing you as a way of saying thanks for the great help your program has given me. I re-sprained my ankle while playing badminton on Monday and thanks to your program, I'm on track to train again this Saturday. Just 5 days to get back on track for this season's tournaments! My ROM is even better than it was pre-injury. Again, many thanks.

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Try HEM For Free

hurry, ends soon!

REAL PEOPLE, REAL RESULTS

Average rating:  
 193 reviews
 by Loren Axberg on HEM Ankle Rehab, verified buyer
blowing my mind

Hey there,

I literally purchased this program about 20 minutes ago, and now having gotten partially through the videos... The content is already blowing my mind and I feel like this will be information I'll carry with me the rest of my life... Thank you for this info! Clearly you are a master of PT.

 by Orhun Oktar on HEM Ankle Rehab, verified buyer
very beneficial

Hello Mr. Malin,

I want to thank you for this website. In the end of november, I sprained my ankle and my doctor said that there is an avulsion fracture in my ankle(ATFL). I had really hard times after this incident. When I was looking for how to heal fast, I saw your website. I tried to do as much as different exercises that you showed. Now I face some difficulties during my daily life due to my foot but swelling is decreasing everyday thanks to exercises. Especially, the video about how to activate ankle is very beneficial for me.

Thanks for your support both mentally and physically.

Sincerely,
Orhun Oktar, Electrical and Electronics Engineer

 by Dillon Tidwell on HEM Ankle Rehab, verified buyer
GREAT

Your program is great. I actually broke one ankle and sprained the other. I just got the cast off and will begin rehab on that ankle now.

 by Hennie Prinsloo on HEM Ankle Rehab, verified buyer
Used on 3 injuries successfully

I bought your Hem Ankle program in 2018 and used it very successfully with THREE ankle injuries. I am also interested to buy the programme for knees etc.

 by Andrew Vill on HEM Ankle Rehab, verified buyer
Thank you for helping me recover quickly

I'm emailing you as a way of saying thanks for the great help your program has given me. I re-sprained my ankle while playing badminton on Monday and thanks to your program, I'm on track to train again this Saturday. Just 5 days to get back on track for this season's tournaments! My ROM is even better than it was pre-injury. Again, many thanks.

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Try HEM For Free

hurry, ends soon!

Try HEM For Free

hurry, ends soon!

15 YEARS.  100K HEALED.

Results in First Week

Once I started HEM, the swelling and bruising subsided significantly and on the 4th day, I was walking comfortably again. I was shocked!
– Erikka Fernando

Results in First Week - Laurie Prindle

Thank you so much! It’s pretty amazing that I am doing as much as I am after a severe sprained ankle! Thanks for your support!!!
– Laurie Prindle

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