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I have a third degree ankle sprain and I can't move my toes. Normal?

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In brief: No

No this is not normal.
You need to see a podiatrist or orthopedist and get your ankle treated.

In brief: No

No this is not normal.
You need to see a podiatrist or orthopedist and get your ankle treated.
Dr. Lorry Melnick
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Dr. Rudolf Zak
Podiatry
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In brief: Ankle sprain

With any severe ankle injury you will develop swelling.
Because of gravity a lot of the swelling can end up in the foot which can limit the amount of range of motion in your toes.

In brief: Ankle sprain

With any severe ankle injury you will develop swelling.
Because of gravity a lot of the swelling can end up in the foot which can limit the amount of range of motion in your toes.
Dr. Rudolf Zak
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Dr. Philip Rosenblum
Family Medicine

In brief: Not normal

It's never normal not to be able to move your toes.
This needs to be evaluated by a physician, because it may be an indication of a compartment syndrome, nerve damage or problems with circulation. This can become very bad very quickly. A third degree sprain means complete disruption of the ligaments and usually needs surgery. It is often casted. You may need to have that cast or splint removed.

In brief: Not normal

It's never normal not to be able to move your toes.
This needs to be evaluated by a physician, because it may be an indication of a compartment syndrome, nerve damage or problems with circulation. This can become very bad very quickly. A third degree sprain means complete disruption of the ligaments and usually needs surgery. It is often casted. You may need to have that cast or splint removed.
Dr. Philip Rosenblum
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