A grade 2 ankle sprain is considered a moderate injury. It is not as severe as a grade 3, but definitely more serious than a grade 1 sprain. Grade 2 usually means partial tearing of the ligaments in the ankle.
Of course, before you do anything else, you should get an x-ray to rule out a fracture. It’s unlikely, but you want to make sure there isn’t any kind of a break, because if so, you have to keep it immobile until it heals.
But, if there isn’t a fracture, you want to do the opposite (a rehab program) as soon as possible to ensure safe and full healing of the ankle. So, it’s really important to know exactly what you’re dealing with right from the start and the only way to do that is to get an x-ray first.
So, let’s cover the main symptoms you can expect with a grade 2 ankle sprain:
Partial tearing of ankle ligaments
Ankle is somewhat unstable
Moderate amount of pain, bruising and swelling
In the first few days, walking should be possible, although probably difficult and painful
You should be able to move the ankle somewhat, but you can expect some pain, especially at certain angles of movement
Grade 2 Ankle Sprain Treatment
Before we begin on the treatment, just remember that whatever you do, a grade 2 ankle sprain cannot heal itself. That means resting it for a long time will not heal the ankle.
Don’t get us wrong… rest is important, but that’s not the only answer. If you just rest and wait and wait and wait… then the ankle will remain very stiff and weak. We see this with people who had a grade 2 sprain weeks, months and even years ago.
The simple fact is that there is enough damage in the ankle that it must be proactively healed properly. That means rehab techniques that help you remove swelling, adhesions and scar tissue, while also improving lymphatic drainage and healthy circulation. The goal is to encourage the body to supercharge its own immune system response to an injury.
And what happens if you don’t? The ankle can stay weak, unstable and stiff, potentially for life. That’s bad! Remember, every movement you make in the lower body begins with the foot, ankle and calf. It is the base of your body. You need that area to be mobile and healthy to have good athletic performance and pain free movement patterns.
If you have a grade 2 ankle sprain and it doesn’t fully heal, it will change how you walk, run, jump, etc… And that will immediately have a negative impact on your other joints (knee, hip, and shoulder). For example, it is extremely common to get a sprained ankle and then all of a sudden, to start experiencing knee pain. You just start to move differently and even if you don’t notice it, your knee will… So, rehabilitating your ankle is absolutely critical.
But, before we get to the details of a good ankle rehab program, one more quick warning… do NOT ice your ankle, unless your doctor specifically tells you to do it.
Recent studies show that ice works as a short term pain reliever, but it’s absolutely horrible for healing your ankle (or any injury for that matter). I know what you’re thinking… wait a sec, don’t ice?!!! Why?!!!
Well, just take a look at what the research shows… ice actually stops the flow of powerful immune cells (called Macrophages), which are directly responsible for removing waste and cellular debris from the injury AND muscle regeneration and repair.
Ice is also responsible for reducing healthy lymphatic drainage and in some cases, reversing the flow of waste back into the injury! In other words, ice significantly impairs the body’s natural healing process, which can prolong your injury by weeks, months or even years. Want to learn more? Click here
The SECRET to Healing Fast Great Ankle Rehab
A top notch rehab program will enable you to heal a grade 2 ankle sprain fully and quickly. Here’s a quick overview of all the things a good ankle rehab program will do for you:
Remove swelling and waste from the ankle safely and quickly
Encourage the flow of the first wave of Macrophages to remove cellular debris
Encourage a second wave of Macrophages to repair and regenerate healthy tissue in the ankle
Dramatically reduce pain quickly
Significantly improve ankle stability
Significantly improve ankle strength
Significantly improve ankle mobility
Significantly improve balance, coordination and agility
Significantly improve the ability to generate power in the ankles and calves
Decrease the risk of re-injury significantly
How HEM Heals A Grade 2 Ankle Sprain Fast
HEM Ankle Rehab is a complete system, which will show you how to heal a grade 2 ankle sprain fully and fast. We designed it to ensure it is safe, all natural and extremely easy to do. It doesn’t matter how new or old that grade 2 ankle sprain is… HEM will show you exactly how to heal it safely and fully.
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.