There are different types of “burning”. Some people described burning with the sensation of healing incisions from surgery, sometimes it is that itch you can’t reach to scratch. NEVER put anything down the cast to scratch it. Try a hair dryer on a cool setting. The only kind of “burning” that is concerning is from a nerve injury. If you have burning which is more like tingling (like when your foot falls asleep) that is new and getting worse, especially if there is new numbness in the toes, you should have the cast removed and the ankle examined.

5 comments

  1. Karabo

    My ankle feels numb it gets better when I change the way it was positioned maybe lower it off straight dont elevant it is it normal

  2. Thabile

    I had an ankle surgery 8 days ago and they putted plate and screws, this evening I’m feeling a burning on this ankle. Should I be worried? Could it be an infection? And I have a cast at the back of the foot and leg wrapped with bandage

  3. Poppy

    I’ve broken my ankle and they have put a water proof cast on, wet or not it burns at the top of my ankle. What do I do? Very painful…

  4. Jojo

    I had a cadaver nerve placed where my sural nerve ran on the side of my right foot. After my fifth day in a plaster cast the inside of my leg felt like something was ripping and all I felt was pain ever since, tingling, sensation to light touch and burning, wonder if my cast was too tight and pressed on a nerve for 2 weeks and now it’s damaged!!!!

  5. Kyle Jangs

    Hi there iv been wearing a air cast for roughly 2months but prior to that the injury happened 2months before that cause I couldn’t afford a cast so I had to look for a second hand used aircast it is the correct one and all but can wearing a aircast with a server high ankle sprain throw you off balance and put pressure on the neck and lower back cause iv been in pain just a lil before I had the cast I need to know what I can do and how high is the risk for a server neck injury. Can any one relate to me or help me with this question
    Please get back to me ASAP.
    Thx you

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