So what is done for this? I just recently had an ankle injury and am being referred to an orthopedic doctor because they believe it to be effusion. I am curious about what the treatments usually are? My injury was five days ago and if anything the swelling and pain has gotten worse! What do I do? Should I walk on it? I have been on crutches because of the uncertainty of a fracture. I am nervous and scared as this greatly impacts my job!