Re: Axillary Nerve Injury Questions
Hey man, I too messed up my axillary nerve in a mountain bike accident about ten years ago now. Bounced off some trees, dislocated shoulder and stretched, crushed and mangled axillary nerve and had a host of other injuries.
Tingling, burning and itching are all good signs that things are on the mend. You'll know if it starts to fire, mine used to itch like mad sometimes and want to be excercised. I did a really good job on messing it up and there wasn't much that they could do to repair it, it was a time will tell thing. After years of physio my deltoid has never returned, but I still have really good function and movement. I still get the twitches, itching and tingling but the deltoid is barely there, and I still do my exercises every day. Its numb from above my elbow to the top of my shoulder, and has been since the crash.
Apart from a lack of strength doing some things, my other muscles have compensated really well. The only thing I cant do is reach my hand into my back pocket or lift my arm properly up to the side, I can do this with my other arm helping a little but it wont go that far on its own. Took a little getting used to as it was my dominant hand but I still do most things with my right hand, just a little differently.
Its all chance and i wish you all the best with your recovery and everyone's different. Like i said, if you can feel sensations there then that's a really good sign, just keep working on it and time will tell. I've met people who have fully recovered and also people who haven't improved at all. I didn't want to dishearten you but thought id let you know how things have panned out for me. All the best.