What Should Someone Do After an Ankle Injury? You can apply first aid for an ankle injury by remembering R.I.C.E: rest, ice, compression, elevation. Rest. It’s important to rest the ankle to prevent further damage and keep weight off of it. Ice. Using ice will help slow or reduce the swelling and provide a numbing sensation that will ease the pain.
Treatment options for a torn ankle ligament. The first response of any ligament sprain is to apply first aid immediately after the injury. This should involve Rest, Ice, Compression and Elevation (RICE).
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). MRIs use radio waves and a strong magnetic field to produce detailed cross-sectional or 3-D images of soft internal structures of the ankle, including ligaments. CT scan. CT scans can reveal more detail about the bones of the joint.