Thanks for the query.
As you said, you may have sustained a sprain. Still I would like to know more about the injury to comment on it. Are you able to walk without much pain?
When there is a twist in the ankle, usually a sprain occurs. Sometimes it can be a strain or a fracture
at the lower part of fibula. When there is a tear in the ligaments, it is called as strain. To differentiate between the injuries, you will need to be examined by an orthopaedic surgeon
and an X-ray of the ankle would be required.
You can try the following to reduce your difficulties.
- Apply analgesic
gel to the ankle.
- Reduce activity at the joint by reducing your normal walking. While walking, use a crepe bandage at the ankle.
- While in lying position, keep your foot elevated.
If the symptoms are not reducing within 3-5 days, an evaluation is necessary. If there is no problem found in ankle, then a physiotherapy
Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.