Muay Thai calf to foot numbness

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  1. PinkFlammingo

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    Long story short;
    - Was training to check leg kicks a week ago (with pad)
    - Opponent outweighed me by more than 50 lbs
    - improperly checked a few kicks
    - last check, hit my tibialis anterior and caused a numbing sensation from just below my knee to my ankle
    - thought nothing of it, but one week later, dorsiflexion, and inversion causes a numbness sensation for approx. 1 min, and is difficult to stand on
    - wake up throughout the night to readjust my foot so my leg won't go numb
    - is this normal for untrained, un-strengthened shins?

    Thanks in advance
     
  2. Boyk0

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    visit a neurologist immediately. sounds like a fucked up nerve.
     
  3. PinkFlammingo

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    I can still box and roll in BJJ, but any contact with my lead leg, and leaning on in the wrong way for too long, still causes that numbness that I can usually "walk" or "sit" off relatively quick.
     
  4. Boyk0

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    ok. go to a neurologist. when health is concerned if i were you i'd rely on a specialist's opinion instead of the opinion on some strangers on an internet forum.

    to answer your original questions - no. it is not normal.

    now do the right thing and visit a doctor.
     
  5. PinkFlammingo

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    just seeking other opinions before i commit to the doctor, no need to put that down chief.
     
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    it sounds like it could be compartment syndrome. get to the Doc ASAP.
     
  7. PinkFlammingo

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    In case this helps anyone in the future.
    - got it checked out
    -sciatic nerve damage
    - steroids and only 2 weeks off training. Still gonna go to bjj tho 😏
     
  8. Boyk0

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    thank me next time
     
  9. Phlog

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    Was gonna say it will likely get better if you leave it for a bit. Nerve stuff is alarming but if caused by damage it will likely improve with healing.

    I was getting hot sensations in my calve after leg checks. Lasted a month. I asked doc. They said come back if it doesn't get better.

    One day I realised I hadn't felt it for months!
     

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