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Sprained Ankle Nerve Damage
Been deal wit a "sprained ankle" goin on 3 months I hav nerve damage & I hav a ligament out everytime I bend my toes I get sharp pain go up my leg?
A complete nerve transection will leave an area totally numb. The distribution of the numbers depends upon where the nerve was cut. A partial nerve injury may leave the area tingly or incompletely numb. Finally even if the nerve is not cut the swelling and bruising to the tea can affect the nerve as well. Usually we consider sharp penetrating injuries as likely having nerve lacerations when sensation is lost. A hand surgeon can examine the hand and pinpoint the site or extent of nerve injury and recommend ...Read more
Had a grade 3 ankle sprain, 10 weeks of pt still pain, weak, in stable and swelling. Doctor said I may have nerve damage? How is this treated?
If the ankle instability remains a chronic problem it can be treated with taping, bracing or surgery.
Although you do not give any specifics on the location of the nerve injury there are a minority of ankle sprains that result in traction (neuropraxic) injuries to the superficial peroneal nerve. This is a sensory nerve on the top of the foot.
See an orthopaedic surgeon:
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Was drug behind dirt bike 1/4 mi abt 10yrs ago. Now finding back, neck, nerve probs. Could that have caused the damage? Only burns, sprained ankle at time
What are the symptoms of peroneal nerve compressed? Can it occur from ankle sprain? Fibula possibly moved and pinched nerve.
Nerve impingement: Unlikely, that the fibular bone moved to pinch a nerve. The peroneal nerve (superficial peroneal nerve) is located in the skin and can be impinged through swelling resulting from an ankle sprain. The bone, ligaments, muscle, tendons are deeper than the skin, but the swelling associated with injury can cause shooting pain, burning, tingling, and numbness. Hope this helps. ...Read more
When should I try to walk on my 3rd degree ankle sprain without crutches? Is it normal to have a pain in all the ankle and toes (like nerve pain?)
Sprain: That is very dependant on the patient, but a general rule would be 3-4 weeks minimum. If surgery was done even longer. Ligaments can take as long as bones to heal and pushing walking too soon can result in re-injury with even worse consequences than a sprain. Be patient - it takes time. Good luck! ...Read more
For a year now I've been getting low grade fevers when I have back nerve pain, or sprained ankle in sports, etc. Why? I've ruled out coincidence.
If I have a compressed nerve in my foot due to scar tissue from and ankle sprain how is it treated and what is the recovery time?
Neuroma: After trauma to the ankle and foot there can develop a scar in the small nerves that becomes very painful. When this scar is on the sole of the foot or in the small spaces between the toes, or in the location of the tendons and joints, there can be considerable discomfort and disability. A good foot specialist (podiatrist) can help with management. Surgery may just cause more problems. ...Read more
My physio says I have a lateral ankle sprain, sprained ligament and injured nerve in right foot yet he didn't strap me. I feel I need support, do I?
Sprained ankle 2 years ago pain on bottom of both feet since. Mri xray nerve conduction negative tried pf treatments & insoles what else can it be.?
Foot posture change: Your foot posture or positioning of your joints may have changed since your injury 2 yrs ago. You need to have a full biomechanical evaluation by a podiatrist. Your insoles may not be supportive enough. ...Read more
Sprained my ankle 2 weeks ago (xray no fractures) doing RICE religiously. Tingling sensation in my foot. ..normal healing process or nerve damage?
I have been diagnosed with Neuropathy in my feet and have nerve damage. My right foot is more numb especially whilst driving. I sprained it last yr.
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To ice or not.: After tissue damage, the body engages defensive mechanism known as the inflammatory response. To control blood loss, initially, there is severe constrictions of the blood vessels injured in the area. This is where ice helps with the injury. It aids the body in minimizing fluid loss to keep swelling to a minimum. The problem is, if too much cold is applied too long, the healing can be slowed. ...Read more
See a Dr.: A badly sprained ankle that you cannot bear weight on should definitely be evaluated by a Dr. Go for an X-ray to make sure you did not fracture any bones in your foot/ankle. The base of the 5th metatarsal on the outside of your foot is commonly fractured in a severe ankle sprain. ...Read more
Ankle sprains are very common injuries. There's a good chance that while playing as a child or stepping on an uneven surface as an adult you sprained your ankle--some 25, 000 people do it every day.
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RICE: Unfortunately, only time will heal a sprain. Simple things like rest, ice packs, compression wraps and elevation are helpful in the immediate setting. If this does not help, it may be helpful to see a podiatrist or foot and ankle orthopedist who can get xrays to ensure there are no breaks and properly immobilize you in an ankle brace or boot. ...Read more
Depends on severity: It will depend on the severity and the support you are wearing during your recuperation. Have your ankle examined to determine what grade of sprain you have and what your treatment options are. Ask the doctor who is treating you if you if this affects your ability to dance. ...Read more
The above mnemonic is the gold standard for ankle sprain treatment. Rest, Ice, Immobilization, Compression, and elevation. The key is to protect the ligaments from further attenuation and allow them to heal as anatomically sound as possible. I recommend offloading as a staple. If pain or instability persists seek the care of a specialist for further imaging and treatment. ...Read more
Ankle fracturesprain: Both have pain and a history of injury. A fracture is most commonly confirmed on x-rays. ...Read more
Neuropraxia is defined as a temporary loss of function of the nerve. Some nerves are purely sensory while others carry both sensory and motor fibers. Traumatic contusion injuries to nerves or nerve compressions can cause Neuropraxia. Sensory nerves like sural nerve in the leg or mixed sensory and motor nerves like the median and ulnar nerves in the forearm & hand ...Read more
The brain and spinal cord communicates with what is occurring in the internal organs and limbs by nerve fibers where are like electrical wires with insulation (myelin) and the "copper" (axon). Within brain and spinal cord these nerves connect to other nerves via synapses on both axons and dendrites. A nerve can carry information regarding sensations, and ...Read more