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What causes tingling sensation down the foot after touching the ankle? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 25-Mar-2014
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User:I'm a 22 year old female, 5'6", 160 lbs. I sprained my ankle about 3 years ago severely. It is obviously healed and I have done physical therapy to help with strengthening. Since the injury my ankle has persistantly popped. It will occasionally hurt both when I'm resting and active but this is rare. Recently, I've noticed that if I touch my ankle about in the place where the sprain occurred it sends a tingling sensation down my foot. Is there a reason this happens?
Doctor:The tingling sensation you get could be due to irritation of the nerve running there
User:Is there something that could have caused this to happen?
Doctor:This is not serious but you need to be examined once to make sure there is no nerve injury of any sort
Doctor:It could be related to the old injury itself
Doctor:but its too rare for it to present after long time since the injury
Doctor:Need not worry, but do get examined
User:Are there ways to alleviate the symptoms? It doesn't hurt but it's just odd
Doctor:Taking Multivitamin supplements will improve the nerve health and help to get rid of such symptoms
Doctor:but once a hands on examination would be essential to understand the cause in detail
User:I have recently started taking those again after a few month off
Doctor:Do continue for a month or two
User:Ok, thanks
Doctor:You are welcome
Doctor:Is there anything you would like to know ?
User:I don't think so. I just wanted to check on that.
Doctor:Thanks for using this service.
Doctor:Bye for now
Doctor:Take care
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