Rest- Try to walk as little as possible, even if you’ve been fitted with a walking boot. If possible walk with crutches to reduce or eliminate weight bearing.
Ice- Use an ice pack for 20 minutes every two to three hours during the first 72 hours.
Compression- Use an ace wrap on the ankle. Start at the bottom of the toes and wrap up to the knee.
Elevation- Keep the injured ankle above the level of your heart when sitting or lying down.