Here is a basic, at-home treatment plan to provide relief for sprained ankles. It is called the RICE treatment and is commonly used for mild injuries:
Let your ankle rest for a few days, avoid walking. Do not engage in sports until your ankle heals or you will risk re-injury, do not put unnecessary weight on your leg. Activities that do not cause discomfort to your injury are safe to carry out.
Ice the area immediately after your fall. Use an ice pack to cool the area for 15 minutes every hour. This will reduce inflammation and numb the pain.
Tie an ankle support bandage around your foot to provide stability. Don’t wrap it too tightly or it will cut off your blood flow and your foot will swell. Use Hansaplast’s Cotton Crepe Bandage to provide optimal compression and relieve pain. It’s made of skin-friendly material and is reusable.
Try to elevate your foot above your heart when you’re lying down. This reduces the accumulation of fluid in your joints and will reduce swelling. Prop up some pillows at a level above your body while you sleep to elevate your legs.