How long should it take to rehab a sprained ankle after you've injured it?

It depends on the serverity of the sprain, but a level 1 or mild level 2 sprain should reasonably be rehabbed in a maximum of 2-3 weeks. It all depends on how fast you heal.

Years ago, when an athlete would tear his ACL it was a career ending injury. Then surgeons started repairing ACL damage through surgery. The injury was no long career ending, but just delayed the career 12-18 months.

Now, with the advent of arthroscopic surgery a large number of athletes with knee injuries are able to return to competition within the same season.

Why is it that with the advancement of medicine most people still believe that an ankle sprain should take 2-3 months to heal?

I just read an article in a respected running magazine that stated an ankle sprain would take 2-3 months to heal.

I have personally experienced much faster recovery than that. In fact, with an aggressive physical therapy regimen, I was able to rehab a severe level 1/mild level 2 ankle sprain within 5 days. By rehab, I mean that I was able to compete at NCAA division 1 level basketball within 5 days of a severe ankle sprain.

Don't fall for the wait and it will all work out approach! You are letting life pass you by!

Get a program that is proven to rehab ankles quickly and that will strengthen them as well.

I'll talk about re-calibrating your balance after spraining your ankle, its really simple.

The next article will tell you How to remove stiffness from an ankle that has been riddled with sprains.

Author's Bio: 

Bret Mundt reveals how you can rehab a sprained ankle in as little as 5 to 7 days without using drugs, patches, potions or lotions. You may even be able to eliminate sprains forever. Visit for more details about the program.