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A 51-year-old male asked:

I have two numb toes after i broke my ankle 3 months ago . how can i solve this?

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Dr. Steven Sheskier
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 40 years experience
See doc: There are 2+ nerves that can be stretched or damaged and give you numb toes. The sural nerve goes to the last 1-2 toes on the outside of the foot. The lateral plantar nerve goes to the last 1.5 toes (more on bottom) The deep peroneal nerve goes to the web space effecting the 1/2 of the 1st and 2nd toes on top. Posterior tibial nerve can as well give 2 numb toes. See neurologist or foot specialist
Dr. Ashley Vanderloop
Podiatry 14 years experience
Neuropraxia: Numbness in the toes after an ankle injury or ankle surgery is fairly common. This is due to a nerve compression injury which is associated with the ankle injury. Most patients start to get their feeling back within a few months... some last longer than others and in very few cases, some do not completely return. Getting a follow up will help to answer some of your questions. Best wishes!

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