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Do talus fractures cause your foot to tingle and go numb?

Do talus fractures cause your foot to tingle and go numb?

Talus fractures: In general talus fractures do not commonly cause the foot to tingle and go numb. However, if a substantial fracture to the talus occurred then an adjacent nerve may be injured and result in the above symptoms. It is also possible that unrelated nerve symptoms are developing such as tarsal tunnel syndrome, mortons neuroma's or even spinal nerve impingement. Consult a doctor for diagnosis. Read more

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Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
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Fracture (Definition)

A fracture is a broken bone. As there is cartilage at the end of many bones at the joint, a fracture may also include a break in the cartilage. Fractures and broken bones are the same thing. It seems that many believe that a "fracture" is a lesser injury or an incomplete break in the bone, but this is not correct. Fractures may be displaced or ...Read more


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Is it normal to feel tingling and numbness in my foot and toes 3 weeks after an ankle fracture?

Is it normal to feel tingling and numbness in my foot and toes 3 weeks after an ankle fracture?

Possible: If u stretched some sensory nerves u can have this ; they do recover with time. If u r in a cast, tight casts will cause this ; u should c ur ortho, may need to split the cast. If you have had surgery, there may have been some damage done 2 a nerve. If this is the case u will eventually get used to it. The brain gets tired of the same complaint being sent 2 it ; u will not b aware of it, , only touc. Read more

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5 years ago I fractured my talus bone in 3 places and when I'm sat down my toes go numb and my ankle starts to hurt is this normal?

5 years ago I fractured my talus bone in 3 places and when I'm sat down my toes go numb and my ankle starts to hurt is this normal?

No: No, I would not say it is normal and there are multiple potential causes. Some talus fractures heal uneventfully, others have serious long term sequelae. Tarsal tunnel syndrome is just one condition that can cause similar symptoms and may be more common in someone who has had such a severe injury as you are describing. Thank you for your question. Read more

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Can fallen arches cause pain in talus? My elderly dad has pain on the top of his foot near talus. He had an x-ray; no fracture.

Can fallen arches cause pain in talus? My elderly dad has pain on the top of his foot near talus. He had an x-ray; no fracture.

Ankle pain: I'm sorry your dad is having pain. X-rays will sometimes miss a fracture. How is his range of motion? Able to flex/extend? Able to bear weight? Full history and exam indicated. Any hardware in there from a previous fracture? Conservatively you can ice 20 minutes 4 times a day, wrap in an ace. If he can't bear weight, have him see an Orthopaedic Surgeon for repeat imaging or CT scan eval. Good luck. Read more

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Can tingling numbness in toes be caused by spine fracture?

Can tingling numbness in toes be caused by spine fracture?

Definately: The nerves that supply the sensation to the toes come from the spine much like an electrical circuit. Read more

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What can cause numbness on the left side of foot after a spiral fracture on side of foot?

Nerve truama: Numbness can happen as a result of either a direct or indirect nerve trauma. During the injury the nerve could have been lacerated. Prolonged swelling can also cause nerve damage leading to numbness. Read more

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Does an avulsion fracture cause a hard knot on top of middle cuneiform that when touched causes pain and numbness/tingling but have neg x-ray?

Can happen: Deep peroneal nerve runs right over the middle cuneiform bone. An injury to the bone ot adjacent joint can cause a bump, due to a ganglion formation, a hematoma or the fracture callus of an underlying bone.
An MRI of the foot or ct scan would help in the diagnosis. Read more

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My legs & feet; numb, weak & tingly. Painful to walk @rest, both feet throb then go"numb". Is this bc of the L2/L5/S1 fracture and DJD in my back.

My legs & feet; numb, weak & tingly. Painful to walk @rest, both feet throb then go"numb". Is this bc of the L2/L5/S1 fracture and DJD in my back.

Yes: Fractures and DJD do not cause nerve compression by themselves. However, it can cause slippage in the back and also chemically irritate nerves which will compress nerves leading to numbness and tingling and eventual weakness Read more

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Could coccyx dislocation, fracture or coccydinia with pain & occasional numb feet cause bone erosion & tissue thickening on CT or something greater?

Could coccyx dislocation, fracture or coccydinia with pain & occasional numb feet cause bone erosion & tissue thickening on CT or something greater?

Tailbone pain: Tailbone pain is frequently caused by degenerated lumbar discs. Numbness in the feet can be cause by narrowing of the spinal canal from overgrown joints and ligaments. Generally, arthritis is not associated with bony erosion rather bony growth. Read more

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I am a 46 year old with c5-6 fusion & L1 compression fracture surgery. Having numbness/tingling in face, body and extremities. Possible cause?

I am a 46 year old with c5-6 fusion & L1 compression fracture surgery. Having numbness/tingling in face, body and extremities. Possible cause?

Think elsewhere: Neither problems at c5-6 nor at L1 would explain numbness and tingling in the face, body, and extremities. However, a problem in the brain or the junction of the brain and spinal cord could cause this. Read more

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Why am I having pain on the top of my foot if have a talus fracture?

Why am I having pain on the top of my foot if have a talus fracture?

Not unusual.: Depending on the location and type of fracture is possible to experience pain on the top of the foot. Treatment depends of the location and type of injury. Treatment option can be conservative or surgical. Immobilization of the area with a rigid walking boot, splint, brace or a cast is usually required. Follow up x-rays are taken to monitor the healing. Seek professional advice. Read more

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I fractured my talus 9 months ago, and my foot still hurts during up and down motions. What could be causing it?

I fractured my talus 9 months ago, and my foot still hurts during up and down motions. What could be causing it?

Bone or soft tissue: A number of things are possibilities. You could have healed the fracture in a sub optimal position or there may have been cartlidge damage to your ankle joint at the time of injury. You also may not have fully healed fracture. I would go to see an orthopedic foot and ankle surgeon to get a definitive diagnosis and treatment for this. One in your area can be found at www. Aofas. Org. Read more

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What does it mean if I have a talus fracture & torn lateral ligaments in my foot?

What does it mean if I have a talus fracture & torn lateral ligaments in my foot?

See below: It means you have sustained a severe injury that will require at least immobilization if not surgery to repair. Read more

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I fractured my talus 9 months ago foot and it still hurts on up and down motion. What should I do?

I fractured my talus 9 months ago foot and it still hurts on up and down motion. What should I do?

Follow up: With your doctor. We have no idea of the extent of the fracture. We do not see copies of your films and or mri's.... Read more

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My talus bone is fractured and torn ligaments. I'm in a boot. It's been a month now and I'm still in pain, foot is still swollen. And red in places???

Follow up: You would certainly want to continue followup with your doctor. You could be in a normal healing process as talus fractures take several weeks to heal, or there are complications that can occur like a non Union or avascular necrosis. Keep your appointments and follow their restrictions with regard to weight bearing status. Read more

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What are the pros and cons of late surgery (5 weeks since accident) on the talus bone? 3 other fractures in the foot (cuboid and 2 metatarsals).

Talus fracture: If your orthopaedic surgeon is recommending operative treatment of your talus 5 weeks after surgery it is likely that it may be displaced and require realignment. A displaced talus fracture that is not treated will likely result in pain, disability, and progression to arthritis. At 5 weeks after injury it may be difficult to properly align the talus but it can be done. Read more

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Ankle sprain/avulsion fractured talus - 1 wk later still slight swelling, pain if bearing weight - foot turns purple & throbs when standing. Normal?

Ankle sprain/avulsion fractured talus - 1 wk later still slight swelling, pain if bearing weight - foot turns purple & throbs when standing. Normal?

Ankle Injury: If you have an avulsion fracture of the talus it depends on the size of the avulsion. Not seeing your xray it is tough to recommend treatment. However, you need to get on crutches and be non weight bearing. When you stand the swelling has nowhere to go and stays in your foot. That's why elevation above the heart is essential. Also ice the ankle when you get the swelling down and keep it elevated. Read more

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I fractured my left ankle mind communication in talus bone. I m on non weight bearing on foot for 7 weeks cast?

Yes...: Injuries to the talus may take a long time to heal and may need extended periods of immobilization. Read more

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Avulsion fracture to the talus, is this normally operated upon? Await MRI this Friday re tendon damage. Tortion then falling to ground foot held.

Dependsthe severity: For talus fractures surgery is indicated if the fracture position is unstable or is affecting the subtalar joint. The result of the mri is important to evaluate the tendons around the fracture, if there is damage that can not be seen on plain X-ray and determine an AVN. The talus is one of a kind bone because it lacks of direct vascularity, so a precise diagnosis will avoid complications Read more

Dr. Gary Pess
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Paresthesia (Definition)

Weird or abnormal feeling including numbness, tingling sensation, pins-and-needles in skin area or body part. One example is when someone hits his elbow "funny bone", he may get the tingling and numbness at the elbow and forearm, this ...Read more