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Ankle sprain causing numbness and tingling in toes - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   how can i help you
User :   hi is this the same doctor i was just talking to?
Doctor :   No this is a different one .. He left just now
Doctor :   k
Doctor :   this is
Doctor :   Dr AAAAAAA
User :   would you like to talk to me about my foot and ankle problem? did you get any information from the previous doctor or no?
Doctor :   ya am going through your chat session just a min
User :   ask me questions as you go so that ican give you specific answers
User :   i am concernede
User :   what are your initial thoughts
Doctor :   ya you should ask me the questions so that i will provide the solution
Doctor :   as the doctor has told you to get an X ray
User :   what would you like to know first
User :   do you want me to tell you about my injury
Doctor :   its better to get an X ray first before moving further
User :   can we go through everything again
User :   what is causing my toes to be numb and tingle
Doctor :   ya i understand your problem and i do know about the injury and problems
Doctor :   You can come back with the X ray report
User :   i have a volleyball tournament in 2 weeks, what do you think i should do. when i come back with the xray report, what do you need to know about it
Doctor :   It is due to the damage of ligaments or can be a hair line fracture
Doctor :   for now apply crape bandage and rest your ankle for 1 week
Doctor :   you will be better after 1 week or 10 days
User :   should i use crutches
Doctor :   x ray is just to check whether if there is any fracture
Doctor :   So that we can apply slab so its better to get an X ray as soon as possible
Doctor :   ya using crutches will be better as it gives you more rest and comfort
User :   does it cause you concern that this injury happened 2 weeks ago
Doctor :   No the fracture always shows up unless it is healed
Doctor :   on X ray
User :   no but that the tingling is happeneing 2 weeks in?
User :   im so scared
Doctor :   ya thats the reason i asked you to use crape bandage
User :   are there any other kinds of braces or splints that i should use?
Doctor :   if you use that along with pain balm it will be relieved
User :   what is a slab?
Doctor :   it is plaster of paris white slab used for fractures
User :   do i need that now?
Doctor :   No
User :   how long should i wear it
User :   the other doctor said i should go get a cast
Doctor :   it is used only if there is any fracture
Doctor :   it is used for 1 month
User :   i am hoping to be able to play in a volleyball tournament in 2 weeks. what are your thoughts on this
Doctor :   even the slab is called a cast it is just an other name for it
Doctor :   i think the previous doctor as told you everything.. It is better to rest unless you have any symptoms
Doctor :   it is not advised to play till the symptoms disappear
User :   in your opinion why is this happening
Doctor :   it can be due to some nerve compression caused by a fracture or ligamental injury
User :   where can i get crutches or the slab?
Doctor :   In pharmacy
User :   will pharmacist apply the slab or you?
Doctor :   i will not be available to apply slab but you should go for a doctor or u should do it manually.. pharmacist will not apply
User :   can you teach me how to apply the slab or cast to myself
Doctor :   you can't apply slab it is done by a doctor.. you can apply bandage or use crutches
User :   oh ok
User :   from the sounds of this do you think i have fracture?
User :   ive never been hurt like this , i am nervous. that is why i have so many questions
Doctor :   it can be a possibility it needs an X ray for confirmation
Doctor :   k no need to worry it will go off in a 10 days to week time
Doctor :   not a big concern
User :   it has already been going on for 2 weeks
User :   so it has not gone away in 10 days
Doctor :   but u didn't use or treat it na
Doctor :   after u start the treatment 10 days time
User :   what kind of crutches should i buy?
Doctor :   that you can check it out in pharmacy or rehabiliation centre
Doctor :   you can buy which suits you
User :   are the ones under the arms better than the ones that go on forearms?
Doctor :   arms one
Doctor :   the main point is to give rest to ankle
Doctor :   thats it
User :   my toes are begginning to throb and when i stand on my toes it hurts on the inside of my ankle
Doctor :   you can use pain balm thrice a day and use crape badage
Doctor :   for that
Doctor :   is there anything else that i can help you with
User :   how do i apply the crape bandage
User :   yes im scared
Doctor :   the doctor has told you everything i guess one second the doctor is back you can speak with him
User :   you are not the doctor?
Doctor :   as i told you i am Dr AAAAAAA the doctor who first spoke to you is back i have other patients to look at
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   so all your doubts got cleared
User :   hi is this the first doctor
Doctor :   ya
User :   sorry im still here
Doctor :   is there any other doubts?
Doctor :   thats k
User :   yes...which crutches should i buy. dr AAAAAAA said i needed to get crutches
Doctor :   one second i will tell you in detail regaeding the treatment
User :   ok
Doctor :you should use pain balm for 10 days twice a day, Crape bandage wrapped around the injury site, use crutches to give rest to ankle, Get an X ray and come back with the reports, if there is fracture then go for slab or cast, rest for 10 days, not to play unless the symptoms go off, nothing to worry as it is a small injury, not a big concerned problem.. got it cleared? or any new doubts?
User :   which crutches should i get
Doctor :arm cruthches
User :   what are arm crutches?
Doctor :   that fit into arm and used to support walking giving rest to your ankle and legs
User :   do they go to my arm pits?
Doctor :   ya
User :   or do they just go to my forearm?
User :   how much will it cost me for those?
Doctor :   arm pits
Doctor :   you have to check it out in pharmacy it may cost you aound 100 to 150
User :   ok
User :   thanks for your help
Doctor :   is there anything else that i can help you with
User :   i will sign on later with my xray results
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User :   ok
Doctor :   ya k we are available 24/7
User :   are you there all the time
User :   who should i ask for when i come back
User :   how many more hours are you there today. i am going to get xray now
User :   ??
Doctor :   ya but it takes 1 day for the report
User :   i am getting instant results
Doctor :   your chat history will be there in the system
User :   ok
User :   what information specifically will you need from the xray report
Doctor :   so you can jsut log in and the doctor available will guide you
User :   what is your name just so i know
Doctor :   k happy recovery
Doctor :   take care come back with the reports
User :   what information do you need from the reports
User :   what is your name please
Doctor :   thats what fracture or an ligamental injury
Doctor :   Dr AAAAAAA
Doctor :   Please fill the feedback form say done when done.Have you filled the feedback form
User :   ok how many xrays should they take
Doctor :   1
User :   they dont need multiple angle
Doctor :   just 1 minute
User :   ok
Doctor :   They will take care of it lab people don't worry
Doctor :   Please fill the feedback form say done when done. Have you filled the feedback form
Doctor :   are you there
User :   yes i am
Doctor :   k
User :   i just tried to get up and my ankle gave out on me
Doctor :   you better use the treatment that i have suggested you as soon as possible
User :   no like i just fell .. my ankel rolled
Doctor :   k
Doctor :   now are you feeling better
User :   no it hurts not
User :   now
User :   i just fell
Doctor :   Please get the physical examination done by the doctor and know his provisional diagnosis and get back to us on chat so that we can assist you better. I say this in the best interests of you. you can go for near clinic or hospital immediately
User :   i am going to go
User :   should i put a spllint on it
Doctor :   k be careful
Doctor :   ya that will be better
User :   how do i splint?
Doctor :   don't place your foot on the floor ask some one to carry you with splint on your ankle suspending it in air lying down on car or bed
User :   how do i make splint
Doctor :   just make a small length rope with white cloth or any soft cloth
Doctor :   make a not after puttin a round around the leg
User :   ok
User :   im scared now
User :   my friend is here to take me to doctor
Doctor :   k move to hospital soon
Doctor :   don't delay
Doctor :   nothing to worry
User :   ok im going now
Doctor :   k bye
User :   i will be back on later to tell you
User :   thanks
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