So, you sprained your ankle. A simple accident, a bit of bruising and swelling but nothing to write home about. An estimated healing time of 4-8 weeks, 6 months max. No big deal.

So why are you still struggling with ankle pain and instability months and months down the line?

Sprains are pesky little things. While most heal on their own without further issue, some take it upon themselves to overstay their welcome. Incorrect healing can lead to chronic pain and instability in the affected joint, meaning you’re left with pain and weakness to deal with for the long run.

Luckily, there are some ways chronic pain as a result of a sprain can be managed. But first, let’s look at why it’s hurting you in the first place:

What is a Sprain?

Avert eyes, all those who suffer from squeamishness! We’re about to get technical.

A sprain occurs when a ligament is torn or stretched, caused by trauma to the joint itself. This trauma knocks the joint out of position, taking ligaments along with it and stretching them in the process.

This is what causes the initial pain. Nerves are affected, swelling and bruising occur, and simple activities become incredibly painful.

Sprains are most likely to occur in ankles, knees, wrists, or thumbs – all areas that will impact daily life if incapacitated! 


Sprains are categorised by severity and if treated correctly (elevation, icing, physical therapy if necessary), most sprains should heal by themselves. However, there is always the potential for a sprain to cause future issues, like chronic pain, if the healing process doesn’t go to plan.


    Mild – minimal stretching of the ligament results in a mild sprain


    Moderate – a bit more stretching and a slight tear will leave you with a moderate sprain


    Severe – a complete tear of the ligament occurs for the sprain to be categorised as severe

    This could result in persistent and uncomfortable pain, decreased mobility in the area and an overall impact on daily life. But fear not! There is one therapy in particular that could help avoid that issue entirely…

      Sprains and BEMER Therapy

      BEMER Therapy is designed to maintain and improve blood flow to a particular area, encouraging healing. It works by using specific electromagnetic signals that stimulate restricted vessels, thus improving circulation.

      And, in non-scientific terms, that means it can promote the healing of sprains and support the area before, during and beyond chronic pain becoming an issue.

      Regular BEMER Therapy sessions can help reduce inflammation initially and stimulate impacted vessels to promote a quicker and more effective healing process. And even if your sprain is an older injury and chronic pain has set in, BEMER is proven to significantly reduce the impact of chronic pain in affected joints.

      Sprains aren’t ideal. They’re painful. They’re slow healing. And they can stay with you indefinitely if the healing process doesn’t quite go to plan. But BEMER Therapy can make all the difference.

      Managing Chronic Pain

      If you’ve been tasked with managing chronic pain as the result of a joint injury, Rolling with the Glen can help. To discuss methods for managing your pain, including BEMER Therapy sessions, please do not hesitate to contact us

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