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Ankle swollen after twisting, seems to be extreme sore, has numbness on anterior surface. Remedy?

I fell while snowboarding and pretty severly twisted my ankle. It s swollen, and sleeping with it elevated on the night off resulted in intense pain. Sleeping without elevation seemed to fix this. Its still pretty sore, but managable, but my big and second toe have a numbness of up skin on the anterior surface. Just wanting to check if there anything else i should be doing bar rest?
Asked On : Fri, 1 Feb 2013
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Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement 's  Response
Feb 2014
Hi, thanks for posting your query.
From description it seems to be sprain ankle. Numbness might be due to injury to superficial nerve fibres. If swelling persist, it is advisable to go for xray to rule out any bony injury. Rest and immobilization is required for this. You can tahe antiinflammatory drug like ibuprofen for pain and inflammation.
Hope this will helps you
Answered: Thu, 4 Jul 2013
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