Burning and tingling pain in foot post op!

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Hiya im new to this so was wondering if anyone can help as im abit worried! I had ankle ligament reconstruction a week ago. I havent got a cast just surgical plasters as it was key hole surgery. I have an aweful almost burning and tingerling and kind of numbing feeling on the front of my foot and toes. Its so sore to touch. Even a blanket brushing against it is uncomfy and every now n then i get aweful shooting pain there aswell. Is this normal? Please help :-(:-(:'(

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    Hi

    I had this after mine, was a very long two weeks but when I had the stitches taken out I was told perfectly normal. Numbness went aroundc4 weeks. Still get tingling & burning if I have overdone it and I'm 10 weeks post op. Just keep wiggling those toes where possible

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    I had the brostrom procedure to repair ligaments and had a lot of tingling afterward. I didn't experience any burning or numbness. Anything that put any pressure on the foot hurt, like the blanket pushing the foot to one side. It was difficult to find a position on a pillow that was comfortable. Do you have pain meds?  Check with your surgeon to see if these symptoms are expected. 

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      Thank you for ur reply. Yea iv got co codomol but only take one at a time as dont like how drowsey they make me feel. I will try get in touch with my surgoen and ask thank u for ur advice x
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    I am 10 months out and still have the tingling. The burning has lessened, but I remember that pain like it was yesterday. Please ask your surgeon about complex regional pain syndrome to make sure this isn’t the issue. I’ve also read where ice - although important for you at this time - could make it worse. So ask the doc about how long to leave the ice on at a time. Good luck, and please let us know how the visit went! 
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