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What causes tingling and burning sensation in the foot?

Hello, I broke my ankle (bottom of the fibula) 2 days ago. The pain hasn t been too bad, but then through the night Ive been getting a painful, tingling, burning feeling in the heel of my foot. It was on and off through the night but now it s permanent and painkillers aren t helping it. I wasn t sure if I should go back to the hospital because they did talk about going back if I got a constant pins and needles feeling, but this is only in my heel at the moment?
Wed, 16 Aug 2017
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Orthopaedic Surgeon 's  Response
There can be many reasons, if you have been applied splint or a cast and your outer and upper side of leg is in pressure, there might be a nerve irritation (peroneal nerve). Again due to injury there can be nerve irritation, as near upper part of fibula there is a course of your Peroneal nerve. kindly check the sensations to your feet, move your toes. Anywhere you feel a tighen cast do visit the surgeon.
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