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Big toe itching!!!!Nerve damage is reversing????

Howdy Partners,

Well i have not felt my big toe in years

And last night it started ITCHING,like I had a misquitoe bite
No bite and still itching a bit today

7weeks post-op and my PT thinks the damaged nerves might be healing and this is why I am getting this sensation.

I'll take it

Its better than pain

Anyone else get an ITCHING sensation?????



  • Yes, I remember that feeling........and all of the other weird neuro feelings as well......
  • Is this good news?

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  • it is great news! That's how it goes, weird sensations and then one day you realize that you can feel something that you didn't before, sometimes a pleasant sensation, at times painful but it all signals that the nerves are firing.....and that is good news.
  • radiculopathousrradiculopathous Posts: 19
    edited 10/06/2013 - 11:26 AM
    In my case I can clearly distinguish three kinds of feeling from this ordeal; I'll give them names:

    - "stabbing": radiculopathy/sciatica, it hurts like hell, manifests as semi-regular pangs of pain that are due to nerve inflammation and recede only very, very slowly (when it's really bad I've been pinned down in one place for 48 hours at a time). There's little immediate relief possible - which makes it tragic.

    - "numbness": no feeling, the absence of feeling. Sometimes comes with tingling or weakness.

    - "fire": burning, tingly sensation, like little stars on the surface of the skin, not unlike that which you'd experience after sleeping on your arm a whole night and waking up with a dead limb. It's intense, it's annoying, but you can probably sleep through it and IMO it's a GOOD SIGN. I think it means the nerves are still alive, and some restoration is happening, because in my case my neuropathy reduces by something like 3% every time this occurs, I feel my limbs more after that. I love it! In my case this is a bit unpredictable, but then again, I never dealt with numbness/weakness for more than two weeks before doing something about it.

    I think maybe you are having "fire." Rejoice! :-)

  • Thanks

    The itching stopped and tingling and numbness worse again, but maybe it will happen again


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