numbness after ankle surgery

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I broke my ankle on May 2, 2019 and had surgery on May 9, 2019. I had nerve block for the surgery. It has been 11 days since the surgery but I am still numb on the top of my foot near my big toe, and between my big toe and 2nd toe. How long does it typically take for this numbness to go away?

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    I have the same numbness post a right ankle fusion 53 weeks ago. My consultant is puzzled because he said that an ankle fusion operation didn't go anywhere any nerves in the ankle. I also had a nerve block, so maybe that has something to do with it. But a year on it's no better than immediately post-op. C'est la vie I suppose - at least I can walk a few miles now which I couldn't do pre-op.

    Good luck!

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      Thanks for your reply. I am sorry you are still numb after all this time. It has been 5 weeks since my original post, I am still numb and tingly, but it has improved a little. Good luck to you.

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    Some numbness may stick around for awhile. A long time past surgery I was still pretty numb across the top of my foot. I can confirm that a year and half later the top of my foot is no longer numb (I'm sure the feeling came back a long time ago, but I haven't paid close attention).

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    This has been exactly the same for me! I broke my ankle 2 weeks ago and had surgery 5 days ago. Ever since then I have been numb in that exact same area.....base of my big toe and between big toe and second one. I also had nerve block injections and my consultant also said he couldnt understand as the work done was nowhere near that part of my foot. Don't know if it will come back eventualyl or not at all.

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      How are you doing now, two weeks since you posted your comment? It has been 5 weeks since I posted, and I still have the numbness and tingling, although it has improved slightly.

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