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Third degree sprain, angular fractures. Fitted walking brace, pain, toe numbness. Due to brace?

I suffered form a third degree sprain with possible angular fractures 3 weeks ago. I went into the doc and they fit me with a walking brace and x-rayed it. I went back two days ago the recheck went well and we moved down to a smaller brace. I now am experiencing an extreme amount of pain again as well as the toe next to my big toe is numb. Is this related to the 3 week old ankle sprain or is it weakness from the brace?
Asked On : Mon, 17 Sep 2012
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Radiologist 's  Response
Hi, welcome to HCM
THey have shifted to on smaller brace then also you are experiencing the severe pain , which may be due non healing of fracture or too small brace.
Numbness is usually due to weakness of limb since it is immobile for 3 weaks.
Consult your doctor as soon as possible, so that he can change the brace as needed.
Thanking you.
Answered: Fri, 21 Sep 2012
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Sports Medicine Specialist Dr. Ahmed Elsheikh's  Response
that because immobility of ankle lead to decrease circulation and muscle weakness of dorsi flexor ms and plantar flexor should make circulatory exercise .physio therapy session

and take vitamin b12
thank you
Answered: Sat, 22 Sep 2012
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