How do you feel when you have injured your ankle and your muscles are still sore after a few days?Do you look for someone to help you? Or ask lots of questions of others and what they do to feel better? Or do you just feel miserable because you are still sore and had wanted to be able to do what you usually do?
You have been Resting the injury, put Ice on the injured part for 10 minutes at a time and then leave it to warm and then ice again, and placed a Compression bandage on it and kept it Elevated . That is RICE first aid for soft tissue injury.
After 3 or 4 days soak the injury in warm water bath with epsom salts for 20 minutes. this draws the inflammation and swelling.