A 30-year-old female asked:
I sprained my ankle 4 days ago and it just started bruising however my middle 3 toes are still tingling and numb. is that normal?
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Orthopedic Surgery 33 years experience
Yes: Yes that is typical of an ankle sprain. Injuring the anterior talofibular ligament causes swelling into to the outside of your foot as gravity takes effect.The ecchymoses ( bruising) is also normal as the injured ligament does bleed a bit. Numbness in the toes is commonplace as the swelling is close to the digital nerves in your foot. This also will go away. Best of luck.
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Podiatry 22 years experience
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Last updated Feb 24, 2018
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