Many people believe that they can use the home treatment method of resting the ankle, elevating it, using ice, and compressing the area to address the pain. While these steps can be taken and are often a part of the podiatric treatment plan, they will not resolve your injury on their own. Employ these methods in the time between the injury and your evaluation at Austin Foot and Ankle Specialists. Call our office immediately to determine the extent of the damage to your ankle. Once you have been seen by Dr. Craig H. Thomajan DPM, FACFAS, you will have a complete plan of action for a speedy recovery.