If you have sustained an injury to your ankle or have twisted it during daily activity or sports, it is important to get this evaluated by a podiatrist, to ensure proper healing.
If you are unable to walk 48 hours post- injury, this might indicate a fracture of the ankle and must be investigated immediately. Ankle sprains involve the ligaments (structures that hold the bones together) – these might just be strained, or ruptured. Fractures may be more painful and serious, involving the bones or joints of the ankle.
Initial treatment would include: RICE (rest, ice, compression, evaluation). If you are unable to bear weight on the foot seek immediate medical attention.