Most ankle injuries are soft tissue damage diagnosed at clinical examination.
X-Ray / Ultrasound/MRI are only required if a fracture joint disruption or arthritis is suspected.
Initial treatment – usually for the first 8 hours
I ce – icepacks (wrap in cloth) 20 minutes 2 hourly during waking hours
C ompression firmly bandage the injured part
E legate the injured part
Avoid the following HARM in the first few days after injury
No Heat, No Alcohol, No Running No Massage