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Offline kneedy1

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Numb area to shin
« on: May 11, 2009, 04:24:56 PM »
Hi to all

this is my first post on this site so bear with me. I had bilateral ACL reconstruction using my hamstrings 11 days ago. Since then I have had a large numbed area to my left shin which didnt cause any problem initially apart from the weirdness of it. However over the last couple of days I have been experiencing a really strange prickly stinging feeling underneath this numbed area which is at times as painful as my knees have been. Does anyone know is this normal?
Tina.

Offline TwoBadKneesUSA

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Re: Numb area to shin
« Reply #1 on: May 11, 2009, 07:23:18 PM »
Does it feel like pins and needles?  Just a thought that the nerves may be healing and that may be the pain sensation.   Healing nerves can give you some real zings while they get better.
'83 lt knee scope
'88 lt knee LR
'89 rt knee LR (6 mos. after left)
'05 rt knee scope (clean up)
7/5/07 - scope, LR left, right clean
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Offline maryc

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Re: Numb area to shin
« Reply #2 on: May 11, 2009, 10:11:59 PM »
Like twobadknees said - sounds like nerves regenerating.  Perfectly normal.  Mine would come and go over the course about 1 month post op
8/4/07 fell
8/5 diagnosed TPF
8/6 surgery plate and 6 screws
8/12 out of hospital NWM
8/21 staples removed
9/18 OS appt - WBAT with crutches
10/10 - WBAT with cane
10/27 - back to work w/cane
12/26 - no cane, slight limp when tired
1/25/08 - released from PT, no limp
2/3/09 - Released by OS