Numbness near toes & itch

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So I sprained my ankle a Grade 3 Sprain (Syndesmotic injury)- 2 months ago. I am still in a boot but now weight bearing and in PT. My injury was close to needing surgery so my recovery is a slower and similar to if I had done surgery.

I have had numbness under my last 3 toes- initially it was a very painful burning sensation when I was in a cast. It didn't let me sleep most nights. Since it's subsided a bit but is still in a state of numbness and gets itchy- it's so odd. It feels bruised under the area but isn't visibly bruised.

Anyone had experience with this and regained their feeling back to normal. I was told I probably stretched the nerves and this can take time.

I am wondering how long it has taken for some of you?

Itchy - numb is a weird combo. :-/.

Wishing everyone a speedy recovery!

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    Hi,

    Regarding the numbness and itching I'm pleased you posted this one because I have a similar issue, when I see my doc on each monthly appointment he seems not to be interested and just says it takes time, he says it could be this or it could be that.

    He is more rightly concerned with the bones repairing, 5 months in and I still have the numbness and the broken ankle.

    I'd be happy for others to comment also on this numbness and itching thing.

    Thanks.

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      snap to both of you. the numbness does feel odd and painfull. On most of the forums it seems to be a common side effect and Ive been told by my consultant that its nerve damage and will most pro come back in time but may not be as it was before hand. Mine has subsided a lot ince my fall 12 weeks ago.Broken ankle with plates and screws to both sides. In boot at the moment ,have my hospital appt this Friday and hoping to get told i can now start some FWB in shoe. I keep wiggling my toes and also massaging them which helps a lot.  sx
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    Thanks guys for chiming in!

    I know in the scheme of things - there are other things more important to heal perhaps at this moment - ligaments and bones etc. but it would be nice to hear if anyone had this and made a fully recovery including this subsided after a period of time.

    I was told at one point very early on- this is normal with a severe injury and it would subside "but" even if it doesn't fully and there is some numbness it can stay and your body just adjusts and learns to ignore it. I remember being like "what??" not exactly what I wanted to hear at that moment (as it was definitely more painful than Now).

    Staying positive and understand ALL this take a whole lot patience. Hope our feeling and itchiness goes always soon! Hang in there smile

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    I had nerve pain and still have some numbness in my big toe 6 mo this post op, but doc says it can take a year. I did have two authors , so yours should come back must faster. Movement and massage with get that circulation of blood flowing to those toes and promote healing. I know it can be a weird sensation to massage the numb areas at first as they are sensitive but you need to desensitize the nerves. A bit of hydrocortisone cream helps the itch. It does come back little by little as more movement and blood flow return to normal.

    Hope this helps!

    Margie

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      Thank you Margie, very helpful!

      I know that I have been neglecting to massaging the numb areas, I'll take heed of your advice.

      Thanks again.

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      Hi Marge,

      I had the plate removal two weeks ago and it was pretty good. I was allowed to partial wb after 3 days. When I got my sutures out after 2 weeks I ought I get out of the dam boot, but 3 more weeks but Imm one week in. I am starting to move the ankle and my ROM is increasing up to 5% from 0 in two weeks. I can use one crutch and a cane. Pain from plate all gone so it's seems to be going faster. How about you are you walking normally now? When will you go back to work?

      Margie

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