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Had nerve decompression surgery in left ankle, toes turn purple. Why?

I got a nerve decompression surgery in my left ankle (maybe a little higher near shin) on Friday Dedember 14th, so about a week ago. I have been elevating my leg, using my crutches when getting up and taking it very easy. When I sit up and put my feet down on the floor or by the time I get to the restroom, my toes are instantly purple and I feel a pulling feeling on my ankle, however when I elevate it, it s back to original color. I do have a cast like splint from the bottom of my foot to the back of my calv (right under knee ) Is this normal?
Asked On : Wed, 26 Dec 2012
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hi dear, the blood vessels are in control of nerves. as u have got a nerve decompression there must have been slight damage to nerves, so when u stand blood is pooling in legs due to gravity and hence turning purple, as for now it is normal as nerves will slowly regenerate, but i would advice u to meet your surgeon once
Answered: Fri, 28 Dec 2012
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