I would switch to a cardio with less impact such as a stationary bike, swimming or using a trampoline. Once it is better do a combination of walking and running. The RICE approach will apply to any acute injury. It's an acronym for Rest, ICE, Compression and Elevation. If you continue to stay on your ankles when they are inflammed it will just get worse. There are many reasons for swelling. If you have weak legs, heavy weight, other health issues, small legs, smoke or drink. You might need to strengthen your ankles using resistance bands once the pain has subsided, wear high top shoes anf use a padded track.
I ran for 20 years and finally decided the impact was not good for my osteoarthritic spine. My cardio consists of the elliptical and swimming. I work out daily so I stay on top of my health.
Good luck and keep moving!
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