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The REHAB DEPARTMENT => Soft Tissue Healing Problems - General => Topic started by: wonderdoodle on September 04, 2014, 04:41:08 AM

Title: Icing causing strange burning sensation on numb shin after nerve block
Post by: wonderdoodle on September 04, 2014, 04:41:08 AM
I'm wondering if anybody has some advice or experience pertaining to my problem.  I had ACLr surgery 5 days ago and was given a nerve block.  The day or two after my surgery, the nerve block had almost completely worn off from my thigh (about 95% worn off as of now) and part of my lower leg.  However, the front of my shin below my knee is still numb - an area about the size of my hand.  When I use my GameReady ice cuff, my shin sometimes responds by feeling extremely tingly, burning, and my leg will twitch a little bit.  This doesn't appear to be much of an issue when I'm not icing.

I know my surgery was very recent so this will likely go away with time.  However, I'm laying in bed with not much else to do and I'm curious about every odd sensation I'm getting!  Advice or knowledge much appreciated.   :)
Title: Re: Icing causing strange burning sensation on numb shin after nerve block
Post by: HerbM on September 30, 2014, 08:50:53 PM
No idea, but were it me, I would call or email the doc's PA or nurse.

Hope you recovery quickly!