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How to treat a fractured fibula?

I fractured my fibula on my left leg 2 weeks ago. within two days, the three middle toes on my left foot started to feel slightly swollen, warm to the tough, red, numb and very itchy. the symptoms are not constant, but flare up if i get warm (especially at night in bed), use ice on my leg, wear my leg brace or if i have been on my feet for a long period of time. the nurse at my ortho office says that the symptoms may be due to a compressed nerve. I'm concerned that the symptoms are not going away after 2 weeks. should i be concerned and is there anything i can do to alleviate the symptoms, particularly the itch.
Sat, 31 May 2014
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Orthopaedic Surgeon 's  Response
Hi,
This may be a part of soft tissue injury to your foot and toes which subsequently might have gone in for cellulitis.Do not worry.

CONTINUE ice packs
rest
immobilization ( POP slab/ cast is best . / brace )
elevation of limb ( over 2 pillows )
active movement of toes and ankle
cold packs about 4 times a day
a course of antibiotics for about a weeks.
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How to treat a fractured fibula?

Hi, This may be a part of soft tissue injury to your foot and toes which subsequently might have gone in for cellulitis.Do not worry. CONTINUE ice packs rest immobilization ( POP slab/ cast is best . / brace ) elevation of limb ( over 2 pillows ) active movement of toes and ankle cold packs about 4 times a day a course of antibiotics for about a weeks.