A lot as it turns out. When you ice a sprained ankle, you are interfering with your body’s natural response to an injury. You see, there are three steps that your body will take any time you have an injury (inflammation, repair and remodel). And, we believe the fastest and best way to heal is to support and encourage your body’s natural 3 step response.

But, before we get to the bad, let’s just get the good part of ice out of the way. It is pretty good at short term pain relief. Since, ice stops the communication between nerves and muscle, it numbs the area and relieves pain for a little while. Yes, ice is good at that! But, that’s where the good stuff ends and the bad stuff begins. And you will have to determine if a little short term pain relief is worth the long term agony ice will cause you.

First, this what the creator of R.I.C.E. (rest, ice, compression, elevation) said of his own protocol:

Ice and complete rest may delay healing instead of helping.

– Gabe Mirkin, M.D., Creator of R.I.C.E. (rest, ice compression, elevation)

We strongly believe that you should NOT interrupt and potentially sabotage your body’s natural healing response… And this is the key: your body’s 3 step healing process goes in order. That means it has difficulty going on to step 2 before it has completed step 1. So, if you do anything that slows down or stops step 1, you are sabotaging the entire natural healing process.

Step 1 is the inflammatory response. Your body goes into a lockdown and swells the injured area to help immobilize and protect it, while triggering your immune system into responding. This is a very sophisticated response to an injury and you do NOT want to interrupt it. But, that is EXACTLY what you are doing if you ice a sprained ankle.

Ice attempts to stop the inflammation as if it’s a bad thing. IT IS USUALLY NOT (unless of course, it causes serious medical complications or issues). You actually want the area to swell up after an injury. Why? Because it immobilizes and protects your injury and takes you to step 2 of the body’s healing process… THE REPAIR.

This is where your immune system sends in a flood of powerful immune cells to clean up and repair the damage from the injury. For example, your body will send in white blood cells called Macrophages, which literally gobble up debris from the injury to help you heal faster and better.

Plus, macrophages release a hormone called insulin-like growth factor (IGF-1) into the damaged tissues after an injury. IGF-1 is essential for helping damaged muscles and ligaments heal.

What this means that if you slow down or stop the body’s natural healing response, you will NOT trigger the immune response you NEED to heal your injury. By icing your ankle to help relieve the inflammation, you are actually ensuring that the inflammation will last MUCH, MUCH longer and your ankle will stay stiff, unstable and weak for a very long time.

“Seriously, do you honestly believe that your body’s natural inflammatory response is a mistake?”

Dr. Nick DiNubile, Editor in Chief, The Physician And Sports Medicine Journal.

So, icing has the cumulative effect of stopping or slowing your immune response, which can have a significant effect on how your body heals. Don’t believe me? Check out this recent study… The National Athletics Trainers Association found that ice was an over-simplified method and NOT effective at speeding up the healing process for a sprained ankle. (Journal of Athletic Training 2013;48(4):528–545, doi: 10.4085/1062-6050-48.4.02)

The inflammation process assists in healing. We don’t want to interrupt that.

-Tom Kaminski, the lead on the study.

Ice can do real damage

To make matters worse, ice doesn’t just stop the body’s natural healing response. It can actually cause nerve damage. As reported in the Journal of Athletic Training, researchers found that when muscle tissues cool from ice, blood vessels constrict and shut off the blood flow that brings in healing cells. After the ice is removed, the blood may then return, but the blood vessels may not open for many hours after the ice application.

The team found that this can cause the tissue to die due to lack of blood flow. It can also lead to temporary or permanent nerve damage and disability in the individual or athlete. (Malone T, Engelhardt D, Kirkpatrick J, Bassett F. Nerve injury in athletes caused by cryotherapy. J Athl Train. 1992; 27(3): 235–237.)

So, ice not only slows down, and in some cases, stops the body’s natural healing response, it can also cause nerve damage.

Instead of ice, do REHAB

Instead of ice and rest, do rehab. It’s that simple, A good ankle rehab program has consistently shown in studies to be the MOST effective way to heal a sprained ankle fully & fast.

HEM Ankle Rehab is a complete ankle healing system that works for any calf, ankle or foot injury. HEM will help you heal much faster and better than traditional strategies and ensures you will be able to move pain free while also significantly reducing the risk of future injury.

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.).

So, stop the ice and start the rehab. It is your best bet for healing an ankle injury fully and fast.

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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

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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

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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

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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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