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After twisting my ankle I am having a swollen and numb feet so is it a part of recovery process or should I take any treatment ?

Approximately two weeks ago I fell and severely twisted my ankle/ foot . I believed it to be only a sprain and applied the necessary treatment , ice, wrap and so on. Currently it is slightly swollen and now I have numbing in my foot. Is this a common aspect of the recovery process or should I seek treatment. FYI I would rather not see a doctor especially if my ankle/foot will heal on its own.
Asked On : Wed, 28 Mar 2012
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In your case, it is better to take an X-ray of the sprained ankle to look for any hairline cracks or fractures.

If the X-ray is normal, you need not worry.

Hope this helps.

Answered: Wed, 28 Mar 2012
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