2) LYMPHATIC DRAINAGE
A second and very critical set of techniques is required to help the body’s lymphatic system eliminate swelling from your sprained ankle.
If you do not help your body along in this process, swelling can take a very long time to go down on it’s own. In fact, it can easily take 1 – 2 months or longer.
And, without properly eliminating the swelling, the body will start to accumulate scar tissue in the ankle joint and that can cause a lot of long term damage, including scar tissue, which can severely weaken and inhibit the natural movement of the ankle.
That is why so many people who follow the rest and ice strategy end up with very weak, unstable ankles that have completely lost their natural range of motion.
Step 2 of the HEM sprained