A 29-year-old female asked:
i sprained my ankle over 2 wks. ago. ortho says he thinks severe ligament tears but still waiting on mri. can't feel my toes anymore and they twitch?
1 doctor answer
Dr. David Trettin answered
33 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Swelling: Ankle sprains are ubiquitous. When the outside ligament(s) of the ankle tear or stretch swelling occurs( and bruising ). The swelling/ bleeding can affect the sensory nerve(s) to your foot and cause numbness ( usually transient).Spasms of the toes are also common and temporary.Keep your foot elevated as much as you can and remember some ankle sprains take 6 wks.to heal! Best of Luck!
Answered on Dec 23, 2015
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