Ankle Sprain SOS: Experience Swift Healing Through Active Recovery

May 23, 2023 | John Paul Catanzaro

Elise ankle sprain

My client Elise hobbled into the studio last Wednesday. She had just rolled her ankle and was in a lot of pain.

“You’ve got to help me, John Paul. I’m traveling next week and my schedule is packed. I don’t have time for this!”

“Do exactly what I tell you,” I said, “and this will be gone in a day or two. Active recovery is crucial. Resting and icing will only prolong healing time. Are you with me?”

She nodded and we initiated the METH protocol right away.

Friday morning I received this text from Elise: “Ankle feeling SO much better! Not perfect, but those exercises saved me.”

Since then, we have completed two full workouts without any issues.

Key Takeaway: Following a mild ankle sprain, remember this – no rest, no ice, no anti-inflammatories, no painkillers. Instead, prioritize movement as the vital component to accelerate healing.