Q&A: Can I heal from complete numbness?

 

Q: Five days ago I had the greater saph and lesser saph veins treated. On the lesser saph vein I felt like my foot was on fire for a good five seconds two different times. Now my ankle, heel, and side of foot are completely numb and uncomfortable. Will this go away/heal?

A: It may or may not. Time will tell whether the injury will be permanent. Most of these are temporary and resolve within a few days to weeks.