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Tingling and burning under the heel after spraining the ankle. Could there be a nerve damage?

I sprained my left ankle (possible hairline fracture ) 4 days ago..and for the past 3 days it s been freezing cold from the top of my ankle to my toes and it s burning hot and tingling and the bottom of my heel feels like pins and needles. I still cannot put a lot of pressure on it! Is it possible I have nerve damage or something else?
Asked On : Sun, 27 Jan 2013
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Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement 's  Response
Feb 2014
Thanks for posting your query.

It might be soft tissue injury, ligament injury or fracture with or without nerve injury.

Without X-ray, it is difficult to differentiate a fracture from others. I suggest you to consult an orthopaedician nearby for a detailed examination. You may get the X-ray of the area affected under his/her guidance.

In the interim,apply ice packs to the affected area,anti-inflammatory drug like motrin to reduce pain and inflammation. Avoid lifting and rest well.

Wishing you good health...
Dr Saurabh Gupta.
Answered: Sun, 27 Jan 2013
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