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I sprained my foot a few weeks ago, and after it healed anytime I run (basketball, jogging), the same foot slowly gets "pins & needles" then goes numb?

I sprained my foot a few weeks ago, and after it healed anytime I run (basketball, jogging), the same foot slowly gets "pins & needles" then goes numb?

Nerve damage?: The type of pain that you're experiencing is quite consistent with nerve damage. You should absolutely go and check with your nearest podiatrist as soon as you can. I would avoid sports in the meantime. ...Read more

Dr. Peter Ihle
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Sprains And Strains (Definition)

-R used interchangeably. They refer 2 injuries 2 mucles & ligaments. 3 degrees: 1=tweaked or hurts but no harm no foul, 2=damage 2 the structure with some bleeding & prolonged pain,but with ice, time , rest,& activity modification they heal over a few weeks,3=a complete disruption such as an ACL tear. If this happens in a muscle body, there's no repair available, painful, ...Read more


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11weeks after an ankle sprain been going to pt and for the past 2 weeks i've been having numbness in my foot i feel it the most when laying down. What is the possible cause?

11weeks after an ankle sprain been going to pt and for the past 2 weeks i've been having numbness in my foot  i feel it the most when laying down. What is the possible cause?

Scarring on nerve: The fact that there is numbness described leads me to believe that there is nerve compressed. After 11 weeks from an ankle sprain, pain should have subsided unless as part of the healing ligament, scar tissue formed and adhesions may have developed and are now compressing the adjacent nerve. Get your ankle examined properly. An mri/ct would probably be best to examine the soft tissue. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have pain in a band on top of foot just below toes and numbness, swelling in two little toes after sprained ankle?

Is it normal to have pain in a band on top of foot just below toes and numbness, swelling in two little toes after sprained ankle?

YES: Depending upon the severity of the sprain, swelling can extend to the foot. My question to you-without seeing a doctor, how can you be sure it's "just a sprain." Most ankle sprains, I think, are undertreated resulting in lingering problems. ...Read more

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I sprained my ankle 6 months ago. There's still discoloration on both sides, sore, and now numbness in my foot and toes. ?

I sprained my ankle 6 months ago. There's still discoloration on both sides, sore, and now numbness in my foot and toes. ?

Not only a sprain: A sprained ankle is a very vague term for an ankle injury. A sprained ankle can have numerous pathologies. A simple sprain is a slight stretching of a ligament around the ankle joint that should resolve in a few days to a couple of weeks. This was obviously more than that. An ankle sprain can consist of torn ligaments or tendons, broken bones, dislocations, capsule tears, loose bodies, and more. ...Read more

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Persistant pins and needles with numbness on top of foot three weeks after severe ankle sprain. Nothing helps, ankle feels fine. Treatments? Relief?

Persistant pins and needles with numbness on top of foot three weeks after severe ankle sprain. Nothing helps, ankle feels fine. Treatments? Relief?

Tell your doctor...: After 3 weeks from an ankle sprain, symptoms should have subsided if you've been properly examined and treated. If scar tissue formed in the area, you may be getting compression on an adjacent nerve. Get your ankle examined properly. An mri/ct would probably be best to examine the soft tissue. Your doc will probably rule out structural and vascular problems too. Get checked. ...Read more

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Does an ankle or a foot sprain all ways swell up?

Does an ankle or a foot sprain all ways swell up?

Typically: Whenever you sprain your ankle or your foot, there is going to be an inflammatory reaction which causes swelling and pain. You may not appreciate the swelling if it is mild and the swelling will depend on how severe the sprain is. ...Read more

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Mild foot sprain, I've got 2 1/2 weeks til basic training, resting for a week..am I ok possibly?

Mild foot sprain, I've got 2 1/2 weeks til basic training, resting for a week..am I ok possibly?

Needs more time: I have had to deal with sprains personally a number of times. I like using an an elastic ankle support that you find at almost any drugstore for at least 3 weeks or more. The sprain is from a partial tear of a ligament. At this stage it is more susceptible to another tear. As long as it is getting better, you should be able to return to full exercise tolerance by the time you are back at camp. ...Read more

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What are the symptomsof a foot sprain?

What are the symptomsof a foot sprain?

Many: Pain, swelling, inability to bear weight (or full weight on the leg, ankle and foot), numbness due to swelling, bruising and an inabilty to wear a shoe or sneaker due to the above. Foot sprains range from minor to very serious so get checked. Feel better. ...Read more

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How can I most quickly heal my foot sprain?

How can I most quickly heal my foot sprain?

Many possibilities: R.I.C.E. Rest, ice, compression, elevation. Immobilization with a splint or brace may be of benefit in the initial phase of recovery. Oral anti-inflammatory medication may help with the pain and swelling. Once improved, mobilization and physical therapy can help restore strength and function. Healing times may vary. ...Read more

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Dr. Payam Rafat
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Sprain (Definition)

A sprain is a medical term that describes an injury to soft tissue structures in the area. Common examples are a lumbar sprain, in which you might injure muscles in your back; or an ankle sprain in which you could injure ligaments about the ankle. Sprains can be from mild to severe, and so ...Read more


Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Numbness Or Tingling (Definition)

Numbness is a clinical finding in which one is unable to detect stimuli such ...Read more