Your treatment may include rest, ice, compression, and elevation (RICE), which all reduce inflammation and pain.
Your doctor may temporarily immobilize your ankle with a brace or walking boot or give you crutches to keep weight off your ankle. Severe ankle sprains, especially if the ligament is torn, may require surgical intervention.
You begin rehabilitation as soon as possible, which may be as simple as at-home exercises or physical therapy, depending on the severity of your sprain.
If you develop pain, swelling, and bruising in your ankle, call Kansas City Institute of Podiatry or book an appointment online.