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numbness in ankle after sprain

A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Felix Chien
22 years experience Family Medicine
Sprain: You are doing a great job in keeping your leg elevated, resting and icing. Sometimes an ace bandage or some type of ankle support might be helpful as ... Read More

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Dr. Grace Torres-hodges
22 years experience Podiatry
Scarring on nerve: The fact that there is numbness described leads me to believe that there is nerve compressed. After 11 weeks from an ankle sprain, pain should have s ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Darrell Latva
41 years experience Podiatry
YES: Depending upon the severity of the sprain, swelling can extend to the foot. My question to you-without seeing a doctor, how can you be sure it's "just ... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Frank Holmes
22 years experience Sports Medicine
Physician evaluation: When you a have a sprain, ligaments have been partially torn and the surrounding muscles remain weak and unbalanced, leading to continued ankle instab ... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ernest Isaacson
20 years experience Podiatry
Tendinitis : With a side of nerve inflammation. Most likely part of the injury process and should respond with rice time and conservative care. If the talus fract ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Angelo Mitsos
39 years experience Podiatry
See your surgeon: Some of this could be normal for this procedure however vein thrombosis needs to be ruled out.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Oberman
30 years experience Podiatry
Lots of possiblities: Is the ankle fully healed. If it is, did it heal in good alignment. Could be compensating as a result of injury and putting abnormal stress on other s ... Read More
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Dr. Scott Keith
43 years experience Podiatry
Compensation....: Limping for months, with or without pain, can cause a change in the mechanics of your normal walk. This is known as compensatory change or compensatio ... Read More
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A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
40 years experience Podiatry
See beloow: Yes, scar tissue can form. It would be best to get a referral to physical therapy.
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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
27 years experience Podiatry
No: Speak to your doctor, to see what your problem is. It's not the nerve causing that, .
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Newton
18 years experience Pain Management
Achilles: Sounds like inflammation of the achilles tendon. This should improve with relative rest, ice, compression and elevation if you develop swelling. You ... Read More
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Karen Dantin
36 years experience Family Medicine
Pt: Follow your physical therapist direction. Mobilizing the joints help.
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bertrand Kaper
28 years experience Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
See your doctor: There are different possible causes for knee, calf and ankle pain. The most worrisome would be a blood clot. Would recommend an evaluation with your ... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Doyle Huey
Specializes in Family Medicine
Fracture: This would not be unusual with the type of injury you describe but if it persists see your doctor.
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A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ali Elkhalil
21 years experience Podiatry
Pain: can be arthritis and compensating to other side causing pain. It is common issue with plantar fasciitis patient will favor the other side and then th ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Goldman
54 years experience Rheumatology
Baker's cyst: It may be or may not be related to the arthroscopic surgery. I would consider a baker's cyst with fluid leaking down from the knee as a possibility. W ... Read More
A 67-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carrie Cannon
32 years experience Family Medicine
Not normal: No, it doesn't sound normal. Please call your surgeon and speak to the doctor on call with the answering service. If this is new, may need to go to ER ... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Scott Keith
43 years experience Podiatry
Snap, crackle & pop.: The area described is in the location of the peroneal muscle tendons. The best thing to do is return to the doctor who treated the original injury.
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
See details: You symptoms suggest nerve damage or irritation. Is there swelling and/or tenderness? Other possible issues after minor trauma include CRPS. See an or ... Read More
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A 68-year-old male asked:
Dr. Benjamin Lerner
18 years experience Vascular Surgery
What kind?: We don't do too many DVT surgeries anymore--if what you had was a thrombolysis or a thrombectomy, occasionally patients do have some numbness, but it ... Read More
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wenjay Sung
13 years experience Podiatry
Ankle Sprain: An ankle sprain is really a misnomer in that there are typically ligaments torn (partially or fully) around the ankle. The tearing from those ligamen ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anthony Leazzo
22 years experience Family Medicine
Go to ER: Sounds like the swelling is cutting off circulation to your hand and may also be compressing the nerves. Go to an er now for evaluation!
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Abrutyn
21 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Takes time: You most likely had a hemarthrosis (blood on your knee) and this can take 8-12 weeks to resolve depending on your activity. Continue ice and activity ... Read More
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