I was able to return to work today after spraining my ankle four days ago. Years ago, I had fallen and had sprained my ankle and was on crutches for at least three weeks. I had expected the same.
As you will recall, I used Emergency Hypnosis on myself right after the fall and spoke to my muscles and told them that they could relax since there job of protection was done. Pain free, I went to drive the car to pick up my daughter before the pain returned about 40 minutes later.
Three days of bed rest, elevation, ice and crutches(total non weight bearing). Today, I was able to start my day with partial weight bearing. As the day wore one I was walking even better. By this afternoon I was walking without the crutches at all. Three days of crutches not three weeks!
In talking this over, with my physician husband, and he told me that most of the swelling occurs right after the initial injury as a reaction of the muscles after they have protected the joint. They keep on reacting to the initial injury compounding the initial injury with increased swelling which causes more reaction and swelling.