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Foot injury or ankle to be exact

  1. kirstenblog profile image78
    kirstenblogposted 8 years ago

    Last saturday I had a fall on the stairs, my ankle decided not to support my weight quite suddenly and wham I was on the floor (thankfully I was not at the top of the stairs but on the second to last one). I went to the emergency room and they x-rayed it and found no break. They did say that I may have torn a ligament or at the very least damaged it. It has felt like its healing yesterday and today but right now it feels quite odd. My toes (the three on the outside of the food including the pinky toe) are feeling numb and are quite hard to move or curl, I would not say painful but numb and its like there is a lot of resistance when trying to move those toes. I thought by moving them it might help with blood flow and wonder should I be worried? Or is it something to be expected?

    1. Warriorwannab profile image55
      Warriorwannabposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      although i don't have much experience other then tearing a ligament in my ankle from soccer, I am surprised that they didn't give you exercises to do or to recommend getting treatment.  I really don't think that what you are experiencing is normal.  I suggest going to a foot/ankle specialist.

      All the best!

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      cosetteposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      i wouldn't be worried but i would still have a doctor look at it just to make sure everything is healing normally. i hope you feel better soon.

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    Crazdwriterposted 8 years ago

    This'll make you feel better Kristan. While walking down the stairs I was reaching down to grab the remote after having to go upstairs to say hi to ppl. As I reached forward, I lost my balance and fell head first down the stairs, I was on the second from the top there being 8 steps total. As I fell, my left ankle cracked really bad, almost like breaking it and was pushed ALL the way back which caused it to crack. i was hobbling around for weeks after that. Don't know if I did break it that day but ever since then that ankle has been weak and I can twist if pretty easily.

    So I think you didn't do much damage if you were only on the second step...just exercise it every day and you'll be okay. I hope it gets better!

  3. kirstenblog profile image78
    kirstenblogposted 8 years ago

    I decided to go let it wait until the morning, was getting pretty late when I posted last night. Woke up this morning and it the toes feel less stiff and not at all numb, maybe it was a circulation problem?

    I have to say I was not impressed with the folks in the hospital when I went. I got the impression that it would not be physically or emotionally possible to gain a deeper level of apathy even if their very existence depended on it. I do not really have any faith in the medical world anymore, I had a small fracture in my pinky finger last spring that I treated without once going to the hospital, it healed up nicely after about 7 weeks of keeping it bandaged. If I didn't need my feet for walking and standing I would not bother with the medical world, sadly tho both my jobs are one where I am on my feet all the time. I am glad that my toes feel better this morning because I decided last night if they were not that I would head out to the GP's office this morning and that would mean lots of walking today hmm