If you experience an ankle injury, see a doctor if you are concerned about torn ligaments or possible broken bones. Most ankle sprains will respond to the RICE formula for initial treatment and pain relief.
R = Rest
Rest the leg and keep weight off of the injured foot.
I = Ice
Ice the ankle frequently for 20 minutes at a time. A bag of frozen corn or peas works well for this purpose. Place a thin towel or cloth between your skin and the ice bag.
C = Compression
Wrap the ankle in a compression bandage to help reduce swelling.
E = Elevate
Keep the foot and ankle elevated to minimize swelling.