Re: Slightly Sprained Ankle?
I would probably ice it, if you haven't already - with injuries like that, putting ice on it frequently during the first 24 hours will help reduce swelling (and thus minimize pain). After that, if ice feels good, continue with that, if it doesn't, then go ahead and try heating pad. I'd also take some advil, to help with pain and inflamation. You can also take tylenol at the same time as advil if the pain is really bugging you. Then, try to stay off the ankle as much as possible for the next couple days, so it can heal a bit quicker. If it keeps bothering for more than 3-4 days, or if it seems to get worse, I'd probably check with doctor.
I keep 3-4 of those nice gel-type re-useable ice-packs in my feezer at all times (have done that ever since I had kids!) and I use them daily, on either my back or my foot, and they really help my pain levels go down for a bit.
If you have an ace bandage, you might want to wrap the ankle just to give it a bit of extra support until it feels like it's back to normal.