From my experience .. keep it moving as much as you can, use RICE which I should imagine is on the tip sheet
Once pain free and you are able to start running again then incorporate some stability exercises into your regime to give the tendons and ligaments something to think aboutI suffered a bad sprain last year and had a few weeks off, had a minor sprain on Thursday and had my first run back yesterday so it all depends on the severity/grade
Ooh, ouch. Sounds like a nasty one. I've gone over on both ankles numerous times with varying amounts of minor damage but only once did I land really badly and hear the awful popping sound. The outside of my lower leg went purple, almost black, right up to mid calf, and it was nearly 9 months before running was confortable again.
Compression socks can help keep the swelling down which in turn helps you with gentle range of motion exercises while recovering. I'm not actually qualified to give any advice though and Tom Goom may tell you something completely different, in which case ignore what I said! Hope you're back out running soon...
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