For me it was a couple months til there was no tenderness at all, but the worst of the pain was over by 3-4 weeks. If it's not continuing to improve over time, you might want to get it looked at, make sure it's healing properly. The numbness usually goes away in a few months, maybe a year tops, according to my OB and other people I've talked to, but for me it never did, at least not completely. The area that was numb shrunk, but never disappeared.
1/30/09 at 12:43pm