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Grade 2 sprain 7 years agao, steroid injection 2 years ago, hurt ankle last week, ankle now numb, feels like ankle isn't there when pushing off it?

Grade 2 sprain 7 years agao, steroid injection 2 years ago, hurt ankle last week, ankle now numb, feels like ankle isn't there when pushing off it?

Recurrent sprain: You will want to have your ankle evaluated. Air cast immobilization followed by rehabilitation would be useful treatment, and proprioceptive training can reduce risk of recurrence. Consider seeing a physiatrist who can provide appropriate treatment or physical therapy referral if necessary. ...Read more

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Sprained ankle, toes feel tingly and numb how long should this last and is it normal?

Sprained ankle, toes feel tingly and numb how long should this last and is it normal?

Go to Urgent care: See urgent care to make sure your circulation is OK and take an x ray to make sure there is no avulsion fracture. the ankle should be wrapped or splinted and you shoul be on crutches. ...Read more

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What's causing the sharp shooting pain on the side/top of my big toe and up to my ankle? Side of toe feels numb and tingly.

What's causing the sharp shooting pain on the side/top of my big toe and up to my ankle? Side of toe feels numb and tingly.

Neuralgia: Could be local in the foot/ankle such as a pinched nerve, possibly secondary to shoes or exercise. Try avoiding anything tight on foot and rest. If there is pain elsewhere such as back or buttock, could be pinched nerve elsewhere. If not improving see primary physician for neurologic evaluation ...Read more

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4 weeks ago i hit my ankle, since then it has been numb there. I can't feel anything when it touches it but when i squeeze it i feel a ball , it hurts

4 weeks ago i hit my ankle, since then it has been numb there. I can't feel anything when it touches it but when i squeeze it i feel a ball , it hurts

Numbness: One can have numbness due to swelling around the ankle. There is a superficial nerve on the lateral aspect of the ankle. Rarely it can be injured and cause numbness on the dorsum of foot. At this point you can watch it. If it persist then you can consult your orthopedist or podiatrist. ...Read more

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I was sitting at end of bed got up from end of bed to turn to grab my phone off charger and hit my ankle four days later it feels cold and numb but warm to the touch what can this mean?

I was sitting at end of bed got up from end of bed to turn to grab my phone off charger and hit my ankle four days later  it feels cold and numb but warm to the touch what can this mean?

Continue to monitor: There are many possibilities including the direct mechanical trauma, muscle sprain, ligament/tendon injury, etc. If they symptoms persist or get worse, see your physician for a full evaluation including physical examination. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ankleinjuriesanddisorders.html ...Read more

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My dad experiences sharp pains while walking in his ankle and claims that it goes numb after sitting for awhile what could be occurring?

My dad experiences sharp pains while walking in his ankle and claims that it goes numb after sitting for awhile what could be occurring?

Back issue?: Numbness, sharp pain sensations are often nerve related and can even be related to a back problem where the nerves to the feet and ankles exit the spine. You mentioned that he has numbness when sitting. Recommend he see an orthopedic surgeon who specializes in spine, neurosurgeon or neurologist to help determine the cause of his symptoms. ...Read more

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Broke ankle years ago. Started having pain, numbness and swelling. Is this related to the broken ankle or something new. Do not remember twisting it?

Broke ankle years ago. Started having pain, numbness and swelling. Is this related to the broken ankle or something new. Do not remember twisting it?

possible new fractur: If you are an avid runner or exercise with a lot of impact activities, you may have a new stress fracture. This may or may not be related to your prior fracture, training errors, biomechanics of your legs, etc. See your physician to start with x-rays. ...Read more

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

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

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! ...Read more

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