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    Numb skin

    I wiped out pretty good at the local BMX track a week ago, tore my elbow up real good, got alot of road rash, and took a handle bar to inside of my right thigh. I probably should gone and got stitches for the elbow but there wasn't anything left to sew back together.
    Everything is healing up as quickly as a 37 year old could ask for except there is a patch of skin on the inside of my thigh where I was hit that is numb, and has been ever the crash, I can't really tell if the patch is getting smaller, sometimes I think it is, sometimes I don't.
    My leg works fine, hurts from the bruise that is still there and feel like a charlie horse but
    there is nothing wrong with it's function except for the numb skin and it's swollen in that area.
    Anybody have a similar problem?
    Is this no big deal or should I go to the DR.
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    Maybe it's nerve damage ? I nearly cut off two of my fingers at work about 3 years ago and i have justed started to get feeling back.

    The doctor in the ER told me that nerves regenerate at about at 1cm a year but it seemed like alot less.

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    since you didnt cut the nerve

    chances are good for a full recovery in a reasonably short time

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    Well, I went to the DR to have her take a look at my leg, all of the bruising had gone away and most of the swelling had gone away except this goose egg looking lump in the spot where it was numb.
    She said it was either some muscle that I had torn loose from the knee and was bunched up on the side of my leg or it was where all of the blood from the bruise had settled and the blood had seperated into the red blood cells which made the lump and the clear liquid that was trapped in there.
    So she referred me to get an MRI which will be done this week.
    Since then the lump has gone away but the numbness is still there but is definetly getting better.
    I called the doc to see if I could skip the mri now that the lump is gone but she wants me to do still so I'll go in as soon as they call me to schedule it.
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    I wrecked and took a handle bar to my side.It was numb for about two days but went away.But, I had no lumps.

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    this shows why health care expenses are so high

    bibo--the mri is a complete waste of money and you doctor has no common sense

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    I had a bad road wreck in January that resulted in a huge numb lump on my hip from asphalt impact. The Dr said the lump would go away(it did, kinda), but I might not get feeling back in that spot. He said the outer layer of skin was seperated from the muscle, resulting in either the nerves being pulled from the outer layer of skin or dead nerves altogether. That's why the spot is numb - still is and I still have a small 4" jelly-like lump. It was originally about an 8"er that covered a most of my hip. It felt really good when I would roll over on it during the night. Described in one word? FIRE. I wanted to drain the fluid out of that thing so bad but never did. Glad I didn't b/c it probably would have gotten infected pretty bad.

    Save your mri money. The feeling might come back, might not. Is it keeping you from riding? What are the Dr's going to do after they receive the mri results? Nothing.

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    Save your mri money. The feeling might come back, might not. Is it keeping you from riding? What are the Dr's going to do after they receive the mri results? Nothing.
    I have still been riding, I have been kinda scared to do squats but that's about the only thing it's keeping me from doing. But I don't do epic rides, mostly DH stuff where I can find it and the local single track.
    I haven't actually gone out to the dirt jumps since this happened so I don't know how it would feel on a good jump on a hardtail.
    It still hurts in the muscle part when I push it too much.
    I think the doc's main concern was that the lump was muscle torn from the knee, but the lump has pretty much gone away so I was just going to skip the MRI.
    She said if it was torn muscle they would operate and re-attach it, which I definitely didn't want to do, but would if needed.
    I am having a bunch of trouble with the MRI lab contacting me to schedule the MRI, they were supposed to call me last week but didn't, so I am just gonna wait for them to contact me and forget it if they don't.
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    I pulled a midnight manualing muge down a hill and tried to run it out, full forward and landed on my thumb, i didnt loose any skin on it but the skin on hanlf of my htumb went numb for days it was the weirdest thing ever

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