You really shouldn't wait to go to the doctor. 13 years ago I thought I sprained my ankle too. I could put weight on it but it was swollen and bruised a little. I did go to the doctor and they thought it was sprained too, so I was in a compression brace for 2 weeks. After that my ankle never really felt right. I was in pain every day - not a lot, just a dull ache - which I eventually became accustomed to and was able to ignore, but it was enough that I changed the way I walked.
Fast forward to last year when the bone hurt to touch and the swelling was so bad my ankle looked like a grapefruit. Turns out it wasn't a sprain all those years ago, it was a dislocated tendon. After so many years of not taking care of it, the tendon rubbing on the bone created a tear, which unrolled the tendon, which then "ribboned" which basically means it shredded. I just had surgery in January to remove decayed tendon, which required a cadaver tendon graft, i had to have muscle scraped off the tendon that had descended into the wrong place, and I had to have a ligament tightened.
SO....lay off the cardio until you get it checked out, and get it checked out as quickly as possible! If i had it to do all over again, I would never have waited so long to do the follow-up checking!
Just my two cents... it probably is just a sprain but you never know and it's better to be safe than sorry!
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