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Broken heel. Have tingling sensation in foot, pain around heel, discoloration. Normal?

I broke my heel 5 weeks ago while skiing. No surgery is needed. Clean break to the joint . Broke a little bit on the joint. Non bearing for weeks. I was in a cast for this period of time. I am in a walking boot as of yesterday. The dr. Said I can start putting pressure on it. I am having a tingling pin pricking sensation all over my foot with some pain around the heal. It is sharp and comes and goes. My foot is discolored. Reddish blueish color. Is this normal or should I be concerned. Thank you
Wed, 28 Aug 2013
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Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement 's  Response
Hello,
Thanks for writing to us
Heal pain is common after fracture calcaneum(heal bone). Tingling sensation in foot could be due to pressure over nerve roots by swelling itself. For discolouration of foot I suggest you to consult your doctor.
I do hope that you have found something helpful and I will be glad to answer any further query.
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Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement Dr. K. Naga Ravi Prasad's  Response
Hi, thanks for writing to HCM.

Tingling & Pin prick sensations and pain at the fracture site can be taken as Normal (physiological) which may occur due to the injury as such and as a part of reparative healing process occuring at the injured area.

Discoloration of the foot may be due to some form of internal bleeding occuring from the injured site. I suggest you to consult your treating doctor for his opinion and management.

Hope this information is helpful. Good day
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