When to go back to hospital

Go back to your nearest A&E department if:

  • you have pins and needles or numbness in your toes
  • the skin around your ankle or foot has turned blue
  • the ankle becomes very swollen
  • youre having problems with your plaster cast
  • there is a foul-smelling discharge from a surgical woundon your ankle

Thesesigns may indicate an infection or a problem with the nerves or blood supply to the ankle.

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Medically Reviewed by a doctor on 21 Dec 2018