Are you in any type of walking boot, air cast etc… Not being able to see your ankle limits the benefits of the following. If you are already under the care of an orthopedic and they have told you to stay off of it, then follow the advice.
You might be surprised to learn that a lot of the exercies you need to do to recover are similar to ones you already are doing.
First things first:
You need to make sure you range of motion is restored. Until you can move in all directions the same distance as your uninvolved ankle you will never return to full status.
Best exercies done 3-5x/day:
Giant Circles (both directions)10-20
Alphabet x 3- Drawing out the capital letters of the alphabet with your foot (toes are the tip of the pencil)
Ankle Pumps x 50-
Up and down like a gas peddle
Calf and soleus stretching, hold each 30 seconds repeat 3-5x
Once Range of motion is returning you can start some stregthening.
Tubing or thera band works best, working in all 4 directions. Its tedious but it will help. To fatigue.
One legged balancing- hold as long as you can. When you get good you can close your eyes.
Single Leg- Leg Press (higher reps)
Step- Ups- Sets of 10-15
Step Downs (where you start on top of the box and step with your good ankle to the ground) Sets of 10-15
Single Leg Squats (as tolerated)
Split Squats( static lunges)
As stregnth progresses you can advance to forward lunges, side lunges, body weight squats etc…
Your leg training may not be quite what you are used to, but in short order it will return to normal.
When people talk about having chronic ankle instability, its usually because they have had multiple sprains and done minimal rehab. Take care of the problem now and it will not be a problem later.