few question to be really asked before answering the question is regarding 1 . whats your age and is it less than 30 2. is the swelling or mass even now persisting in front of ankle and we take it like that 3 . what kind of activity that causes pain, even walking causes mild discomfort and we will answer based on these three assumption that you are less than thirty , a small lump in front of ankle is present and pain presents on activity and is mild and not there on rest .
all sprains are not same .
sprains means injury
to ligaments and ligaments have a poor tendency to heal .
1. you have either a lateral or medial ankle ligament insufficiency and that comes as mild pain and persists .
2. you could have also sustained a associated cartilage
damage in joint ir syndesmotic area which can cause persistant pain
get an xray and an mri
of ankle to look for cartilaginous pathology .
get evaluated by a sports medicine specialist for tendon entrapments/ tendinitis
around ankle too .