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Numbness In Foot After Ankle Surgery
What kind?: We don't do too many DVT surgeries anymore--if what you had was a thrombolysis or a thrombectomy, occasionally patients do have some numbness, but it should resolve very quickly. Any persistent symptoms should be evaluated by your doctor. ...Read more
Wait: This is probably normal after the operation, and will recover in the coming days, weeks, or possibly even months. Ask your surgeon about it at the postoperative visit. Hope this helps! ...Read more
Common....: It depends on the type of surgery. Minor superficial surgeries may not cause noticeable swelling. Swelling is common though following ankle surgery. ...Read more
I had an ankle surgery 3 weeks ago wherein the tendon on the outside of my left foot was tightened. I was told that I can start putting weight on it. What can I do to rehabilitate quicker?
Rehab after surgery: First talk to your surgeon. This is your best source of information and he/she wants the best outcome for you. Start there and be well! ...Read more
I'm on non weight bearing post ankle surgery 2 weeks in is it ok to rest foot on floor or is that weight bearing?
Why is it that some micro nerves have to be cut in foot and ankle surgery in order to get to the bones. N can such nerves be repaired or fixed?
Surgery is an injury: Whenever an incision is made, even small portals for arthroscopic surgery, there is injury caused by the surgeon. As far as nerves, we are very aware of the anatomical location of "important" nerves and rarely cause unintended injury. Very small nerves may be cut but these normally heal. ...Read more
Had ankle surgery 3 weeks ago havin really bad swelling in ankle & foot & have had a low grade fever of 99.2-99.7 for a few days should I be worried?
Is it true tat in foot&ankle surgery, in order fo get through to the bones, some micro small nerves have to be cut. N these nerves cannot be repaired?
Usually no problem.: The short answer is yes. Though some small nerves will undoubtedly be traumatized, the injury is minimized by knowing where to make appropriate incisions, thus minimizing disruption of normal nerve physiology. In almost all cases, the nerves completely recover, without the need for repair of any type. ...Read more
Is there foot and ankle surgery for fallen arches? I've had fallen arches my entire life. I enjoy hiking, but notice that my ankles really swell from the constant pounding even with good arch supports. Would foot and ankle surgery be a possible option to
Flat feet: If ankle braces and orthotics have not helped then I would recommend foot surgery. There is various types of foot surgery that can lift or reconstruct an arch. I would recommend talking with your foot and ankle specialist or a foot fellow orthopedist to discuss various surgeries that could benefit you. ...Read more
Ankle surgery soon and I been having my foot fall asleep a couple times a day. I'm gettint the screws out and scar tissue scraped. This the cause?
It could be: Any time you have foreign material (screws) and scarring, there is risk of soft tissue irritation--nerves are very sensitive to this. Scarring and hardware can lead to nerve entrapment. Once the surgeon removes the screws and debrides the scar tissue, there is a good chance the numbness and pain will improve; however, sometimes nerves are damaged in surgery and you could always have numbness. ...Read more
After spinal surgery for a herniated disc at l4-l5 and l5-s1 how long will it take for foot numbness to go away?
Months: For many patients, the numbness resolves. However, it can take several months. In a smaller percentage it persists but tends to be less bothersome over time. ...Read more
What can cause severe pain 1yr after total knee replacement surgery? My mother has numbness in foot and knee. Sometimes swelling. Thanks
Varies: There are multiple possibilities, but one general way to look at it is either there is something wrong with the knee replacement surgery outcome, or your mother has another condition causing pain in that area. The most common "other" cause is a condition calked spinal stenosis, which is essentially a pinched nerve in the back that can cause leg pain and numbness. ...Read more
Back pain & numbness in foot after MRI report l5-s1: wide based shallow disc herniation eccentric to left. Mild degree facet prominence. Central canal not significantly stenotic. What does this mean?
Numb Diabetic Feet: We have found in our podiatry clinic that there is a lot of variability in levels of severity of diabetic neuropathy and symptoms also vary but mostly early symptoms of numbness, stabbing, burning, tingling and electric shocks that are recurrent when resting seem to be correlating with fasting blood sugar levels. Symptoms are less when patients have good sugar control; you should strive for this. ...Read more
Not necessarily: Numbness comes from compression of sensory nerves which supply the toes between metatarsal bones. Compression results in inflammation or swelling. When the nerve is compressed, inflamed, or swollen, sensation can be altered. Intermittent symptoms mean nerve dysfunction is generally not severe enough to cause permanent damage-but continuing damage can become permanent. Take action before then. ...Read more
Several things: Problems like these can only be correctly handled by your doctor in person. He/she needs to listen to you, perform an examination and possibly run labs or other tests. That's the only way he/she can find out what's going on and what to do about it. ...Read more
Yes: But you will also experience numbness of the leg and ankle. ...Read more
Should I be worried? I have two little red dots that feeling like being pricked. Numbness in foot. I think I had found a baby brown recluse..
See doctor ASAP: If you think you where bit. By a nbrown recluse spider you need to see a doctor asap. ...Read more
Numbness of foot: If you had a crushing injury to the foot and the nerve tissue was also crushed, the likelihood of return to normal sensation is low. However, I have found that high voltage electrical stimulation therapy can be helpful with nerve injury and degeneration. ...Read more
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