Numbness on top of foot and big toe, 9 weeks after ORIF Ankle surgery

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Hi,

After 9 weeks post post op for ORIF ankle surgery 1 plate 2 screws, I still have numbness on top of my foot, and big toe. I am in a boot, a little weight bearing with crutches. Should this go away? Has anyone else had this experience? Normal? I welcome any comments. Thank you.😊

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    I am guessing it is nerve damage and not very likely it will.improve. I also have a numb foot, 3/4 of my whole foot is numb.

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    I had something similar, and the physio did a neuro check and I had a compressed nerve in my spine. Probably from all the resting on the couch!

    They did a bunch of massage, tension releases and movement exercises. It took a few weeks to completely relive, but the top of foot and most of the big toe numbness went away immediately, it was just the tip of the big toe that took a few extra weeks of exercises, and goes numb if I sit wrong on the coach.

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    The top of my foot was partially numb for months after surgery for me. I don't know exactly when that stopped, but I'm a year and a half out now and my foot is no longer numb. I had numbness in a toe for a little while. That got better as i got back to normal walking.

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    i had the same it will be nerve damage

    it took about 12 months to go but by stimulating the nerves helps

    i used to massage the foot regularly with oil

    good luck

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    I am year and a half out from my surgery and still have numbness on top of my foot. My Dr. told me it was most likely nerve damage and since I haven't gotten it back most likely i won't. Hate to say but eventually i got used to it and it doesn't bother me like it used to!

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    yes I am 7 weeks post ORIF surgery for a tri malleolar surgery. I am walking slowly with a boot but it is still painful. My foot is numb on the top and pins and needles at the same time. Physio said it could be deep peroneal nerve damage. it may or may not recover. this has been the most painful time. I have two plates and 20 screws the largest one on the fibular side, walking in the boot makes my hips and back hurt so much but I just do what I can. my foot is puffy and purple. I feel like I will never get there but I know I will in time. love to anyone going through the sqme thing. Its hard and painful but keep optimistic, we need to.

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