The boot I received at the urgent care did the trick, but it was bulky, hard to move around in, and wouldn't allow me to drive. When I learned about a highly recommended compression brace I tried it out and never looked back.
The brace was a long elastic strap with a foot loop on one end and a big piece of Velcro on the other. The inside of the elastic had wavy silicone lines, which kept the whole thing in place.
The wrap completely stabilized my ankle without being bulky. I could walk
(albeit more slowly than normal), do things around the house, and even drive
short distances. Yesterday I realized that my ankle was getting better and even
took it off for an hour or so.
Five years ago: Mouse Control