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A 36-year-old female asked:

6 days post ankle sprain, my foot ankle and bottom of leg go numb. especially if i stand on it for a whilst. no fracture or torn ligaments only sprain?

2 doctor answers8 doctors weighed in
Dr. Wenjay Sung
Podiatry 14 years experience
Ankle Sprain: An ankle sprain is really a misnomer in that there are typically ligaments torn (partially or fully) around the ankle. The tearing from those ligaments may cause swelling (mild to severe) and the swelling may impinge on the surrounding skin nerves. This may be causing the numbness, especially when standing because fluid naturally builds up lower with gravity. Hope this helps, good luck!
Dr. Wenjay Sung
Dr. Wenjay Sung commented
Podiatry 14 years experience
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Jun 4, 2013
Dr. Timothy Silver
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 24 years experience
There could be coinciding neuropraxa or nerve pressure from the splint as well adding to the sensation of numbness.
Jun 4, 2013
Dr. Wenjay Sung
Dr. Wenjay Sung commented
Podiatry 14 years experience
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Agreed
Jun 4, 2013
Dr. Payam Rafat
Podiatry 22 years experience
Nerve issue: Your numbness can be due to abnormal nerve function due to nerve impingement or damage. Treatment varies depending on the cause of the problem. Have it evaluated and appropriately treated.

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