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    blocked a kick with my elbow and...

    i blocked a kick with my left elbow while fighting yesterday and immediately afterward felt a strong pain (like leg falling asleep, that "needle" feeling but worse). the pain was so strong i couldn't use my lower left arm for about 3 or 4 minutes, but the "numb" and "tingly" feeling persisted even a couple of hours later and i still feel it even after waking up! (nearly 19 hours after original incident)

    my q is, should i go see a doctor? i know i got hit in a nerve cluster yesterday but is that reason to suspect danger of permanent damage? even as i type now i get this slight "numb" feeling, like part of my left hand as continually "asleep".

    thanks in advance,

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    I'd give it two days from injury. If it doesn't get better, I'd see a doctor. They won't help you at all or give you any treatment, but it will put your mind at ease.

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    I once smashed my funny bone (not funny) with a pair of nunchucks so hard i couldn't feel my ring and small fingers for about 2 months. even now they have limited sensation. I like to demonstrate this point by putting those two fingers on a table and hammerfist smashing them with my other hand.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Neildo
    I once smashed my humerus with a pair of nunchucks so hard i couldn't feel my ring and small fingers for about 2 months. even now they have limited sensation. I like to demonstrate this point by putting those two fingers on a table and hammerfist smashing them with my other hand.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Neildo
    I once smashed my funny bone (not funny) with a pair of nunchucks so hard i couldn't feel my ring and small fingers for about 2 months. even now they have limited sensation. I like to demonstrate this point by putting those two fingers on a table and hammerfist smashing them with my other hand.
    lol....maybe you should get that checked out
    on second thought, they could be a useful party/club trick...

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    This happens to me from time to time...must just be how I'm built that those nerves are just shoddily protected. Goddamn does it hurt. As my mum used to say to me....there's nothing funny about hitting your funny bone.

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    Did u elbow the poor fellows foot? :P
    Cuz that hurts.. :(

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    On saturday I accidentally kicked a guy in the elbow with the top of my foot using a full-on thai kick. It ended my class and still hurts. He was fine after a couple minutes.

    Anyway sounds like you just hit a nerve. It should heal on its own soon enough. It's not like you severed it. I severed a nerve in my hand once when I lacerated it. It took plastic surgery and 6 months for the feeling to come back.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gurakshun
    i blocked a kick with my left elbow while fighting yesterday and immediately afterward felt a strong pain (like leg falling asleep, that "needle" feeling but worse). the pain was so strong i couldn't use my lower left arm for about 3 or 4 minutes, but the "numb" and "tingly" feeling persisted even a couple of hours later and i still feel it even after waking up! (nearly 19 hours after original incident)

    my q is, should i go see a doctor? i know i got hit in a nerve cluster yesterday but is that reason to suspect danger of permanent damage? even as i type now i get this slight "numb" feeling, like part of my left hand as continually "asleep".

    thanks in advance,
    Most likely you injured your ulnar nerve (or perhaps the radial one). Ibuprofen + RICE; and use an elbow or knee brace to immobilize your elbow (specially at night). The less you move your elbow (in addition to icying it), the faster it should recover.

    As cyrijl said, if in a few days it doesn't go away, go see a doc (who will most likely give you a stronger anti-inflamatory if it's nothing major.)
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    yeah, it was pretty much completely gone after 72 hours. i'm still surprised because its the first injury from fighting i received that persisted past that long of a time. it's all good now tho :pool:

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