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A 32-year-old female asked:

I moved this weekend & my right ankle is swollen & my toes are numb. it's been 3 days. will it go away? cud it be nerve damage? pretty painful.

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Vern Chuba
Podiatry 23 years experience
Yes: swelling can cause weird sensations along the course of nerves ... Once the swelling resolves the numbness should resolve
Dr. Sherry Ransom
Podiatry 33 years experience
See specialist: there is something that is squeezing that nerve and not allowing it to function. You should see a doctor right away. If you continue to ignore it you may suffer irreversible nerve damage.

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Last updated Feb 18, 2015

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