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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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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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Severe ankle sprain 8 days ago. Still can't walk, top of foot numb, bruising severe. How long should take to heal? Can i damage further trying to walk

Severe ankle sprain 8 days ago. Still can't walk, top of foot numb, bruising severe. How long should take to heal? Can i damage further trying to walk

Ankle sprain: Normal healing of a sprained ankle takes several weeks (on average). If its a chronically sprained ankle with constant pain and instability, it will take longer than a "normal" sprain. Yes, a sprain can get worse. Usually 3-4 weeks of rest, icing, antiinflammatory meds (like advil (ibuprofen) or motrin), bracing or compressing wraps, with or without physical therapy should be normal. Hope that helps! ...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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I had a right ankle sprain 2 weeks before .still there is discomfort and swelling. also i have numbness n tingling sensation in second last toe ?

I had a right ankle sprain 2 weeks before .still there is discomfort and swelling. also i have numbness n tingling sensation in second last toe ?

Physician evaluation: When you a have a sprain, ligaments have been partially torn and the surrounding muscles remain weak and unbalanced, leading to continued ankle instability. Other reasons for continued pain and swelling include an undetected fracture, bone bruising or tendon tearing. Consider seeing a doctor for an x-ray and exam. Numbness is often from minor injury or swelling to the surrounding nerves. ...Read more

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6 weeks since sim broken fibula and ankle sprain. Still have some pain, swelling and numbness at fx site.Normal? Still have cam walker

6 weeks since sim broken fibula and ankle sprain. Still have some pain, swelling and numbness at fx site.Normal? Still have cam walker

Yes: It normally takes 10 to 12 weeks for the fibula to heal. Swelling is a common feature during tissue recovery and healing which can last 6 to 8 months or longer. It generally is not permanent. Numbness relates to a stretching injury event to the nerves at the time of your fracture. Be patient with issues of swelling. This is normal. Pain is also normal at this time. Things should be getting better. ...Read more

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Why when i evelatvate my ankle sprain is goes numb? Can i mess my circulation up when i sprain it?

Why when i evelatvate my ankle sprain is goes numb? Can i mess my circulation up when i sprain it?

Swelling: The swelling of the area can compress the blood vessels and impair cicrulation. Treat the swelling by mild compression and strong anti-inflammatory medicines. You can use aleve (naproxen) (maximum dose is 1500mg per day in divided doses) as an otc alternative. ...Read more

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Simple fib fx and ankle sprain 7 weeks ago. Still have a lot of swelling and injury site is completely numb. Normal?

Simple fib fx and ankle sprain 7 weeks ago. Still have a lot of swelling and injury site is completely numb. Normal?

Fracture pain: At 7 wks s/p ankle fracture and sprain, continued swelling and numbness is typical. There can be swelling on and off for months and in some cases, up to a year. Neuropraxia is common after traumatic injuries or surgery. Sensations start to return within a couple of months. If you are still concerned check with your doctor about ways to reduce swelling. ...Read more

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My heal is hurting what should I do? About 3 months ago i rolled my ankle on the tile falling from the stairs. I have been attending physical therapy. They said it was just an ankle sprain and my toes would get numb. Now my heal hurts so bad i can hardly

My heal is hurting what should I do? About 3 months ago i rolled my ankle on the tile falling from the stairs. I have been attending physical therapy. They said it was just an ankle sprain and my toes would get numb. Now my heal hurts so bad i can hardly

You : You absolutely should get it x-rayed to make sure you don't have a stress fracture. That being said, your choice of the words "on fire" and "numb" make me suspect a nerve injury. Tarsal tunnel syndrome is a possibility, but this usually comes on gradually, not right after trauma. You may have a nerve impingement, or something called neuropraxia, which is when a nerve gets stretched suddenly, which you might have done when you fell. Your first order of business is to get whatever is causing your pain diagnosed. You can either go to a podiatrist or an orthopedic surgeon, have an x-ray, and see about the condition of the nerves in your foot & ankle. Good luck! ...Read more

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Fractured fibula, high ankle sprain 5 wk. No surgery, immobilized, no weight. Still having signif. Foot swelling, numb toes and darker color top foot.

Fractured fibula, high ankle sprain 5 wk. No surgery, immobilized, no weight. Still having signif. Foot swelling, numb toes and darker color top foot.

NOrmal: Pain and swelling after a combined fracture/dislocation can persist for months. Follow up with ortho doc and xrays is required and pt is almost manidtory to regain motion and function. The numbness associated with a fracture sprain usually come from stretching the nerve(s) and may take up to a year to resolve. ...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