Numbness from Sprained Ankle -- Should I Be Worried??

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    Numbness from Sprained Ankle -- Should I Be Worried??

    I was snowboarding and I sprained my angle 5 daysd ago. An xray shows a bone was broken. But not the bone responsible for standing me up, thank god. But I it hurts when I stand or walk. I got crutches and a cam boot.

    Anyway I've been swollen for 5 days now. Its puffy and theres some numbness and the skin on the ankle has a red patch about an inch squared. And the whole upper part of the foot is also swollen, has a tinge of bluish color and is numbish but not completely numb. This is what worries me. Is this numbness normal? Will I lose my foot??? What can i do?

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    Why are you asking us, rather than your doctor?

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    There is 0 chance you'll lose your foot. Swelling is normal this long after you've broken something. See your doctor with additional concerns.

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    Quote Originally Posted by urungus View Post
    Why are you asking us, rather than your doctor?
    Duhhh.. really beavis??

    Idiot I'm asking in case anyone has had similar situation as mine. Idiot response

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jully View Post
    There is 0 chance you'll lose your foot. Swelling is normal this long after you've broken something. See your doctor with additional concerns.
    Appreciate the reply. Good knowing there are smart people here. Thanks man

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    Quote Originally Posted by koolx View Post
    Appreciate the reply. Good knowing there are smart people here. Thanks man
    This post is after the fact but hopefully informational.

    There is a condition called compartment syndrome which may occur after a fracture of the lower leg or foot.
    Symptoms are similar to what was described. It can be extremely serious with lasting damage.
    NSP medical training covers it but have never seen it in an on hill emergency

    Hope this helps and heal up for winter.

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    I would definitely get tested for H.I.V. ASAP!

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