I fractured my left ankle a week ago

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since the fracture i am now wearing the plastic boot and using crutches. im not getting much sleep because my toes keep going numb and cause real discomfort, is this normal?

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     yes that is completely normal. especially that early. did u have surgery.
    
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    Hi Lynne!

    I am 10 days away from when I broke my lateral malleolus and 5th metatarsal. I also have not had surgery, was put in an aircast boot and have been dealing with numbness and pins and needles in my toes, especially my big toe. I have called the doctor's twice over this and they seem unconcerned, but I believe it is undermining the healing process as I cannot stand making the boot as tight as I think it should be, especially over the toes. How did your experience turn out? I am probably placing call number 3 tomorrow morning, but would like to hear how you resolved your problem if at all. Thank you!

    Gina

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