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I dislocated my ankle and broke my fibula a week ago, plated with 2 screws and in a cast, told NWB for 6 weeks. Had no problems with tingling in my ankle/ foot the day in hospital, rather overdid it in hindsight the next day, going in car to get wheelchair and the practice walk on crutches along the road, and practice time in wheelchair. The physio had told me that I might get some tingling if I had my foot down, but since that day the ankle/ foot tingles constantly. I have been scrupulous since then in spending 97% of my life flat in bad with leg elevated, getting up only for loo, meals, and bottom shuffling up the stairs, but whenever I do get upright my leg tingles even more, feels painful, and the toes go purple. My toes are not cold, my sensation is normal, and the capillary return is fine ( when toe pinched, colour comes back quickly- husband is a dr). He says it is likely the nerves and small vessels are being compressed by the post op swelling. Would really like to know if this has happened to anybody else, and if so did anything make it better? How long did it last? Should I ignore it and try and do more ( even I think that sounds crazy, but impatient at being bed bound)? Any advice? Janey
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