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A 31-year-old female asked:

I hurt my low back and ankle, 2 weeks ago. still hard to walk, with swelling and partial numbness on left side of my front calf. sprain or strain?

3 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Martin Morell
Rheumatology 29 years experience
Numbness: In foot could be L4 nerve compressed by disc after fall.Recc. Start with x-ray.
Dr. Kenneth Merriman
Orthopedic Surgery 47 years experience
Hard to say: Most injuries take over 2 wks to clear up if it goes on for a few more wks or gets worse you should get it checked out hope you get better soon.
Dr. Payam Rafat
Podiatry 22 years experience
Have it evaluated.: Numbness could result from nerve trauma or compression.

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Last updated Jan 2, 2021

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