A 26-year-old female asked:
hello, i sprained my ankle 4 days ago very badly. i saw a doctor the same day and was given an air cast. now there is a tingling in my toes. why?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Steven Sheskier answered
38 years experience Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery
Compression of nerve: An ankle sprain can directly injury nerves by stretching them (neuropraxia). The swelling associated with the sprain can also compress the nerves. Swelling plus a aircast that is on too tight can also cause nerves to "tingle" keep your foot elevated more and loosen the air cast. See your doctor if symptoms persist or worsen.
Answered on Apr 27, 2013
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