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Old 01-24-2005, 11:08 AM   #1
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Question somtihmg different foot and leg?

after my suregery my leg up til last nite felt great but last nite i went to walgreens and was walking around and my leg was tired feeling and started to hurt and also my foot,today my leg is still tired feeling and my foot at the ankle is tired feeling i went to pt today and the therpiest said i had very little reflex in my foot,wats going on now anybody have this a few weeks after S1,L5 open descetomy.the longer i walk the worse my foot gets to the point its really a problem,and i have not walked much since surgery but this is the first leg problem since surgery and i thought i was past the leg trouble.

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Old 01-24-2005, 06:42 PM   #2
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Re: somtihmg different foot and leg?

Don't know what kind of leg and foot pain/weakness you had pre-surgery, so can't answer.

If you had pain/weakness prior to surgery, it can take many months for it to subside, as the nerve repairs itself.

If it's new weakness in the foot/ankle, then I would call the doctor.

Old 01-27-2005, 07:21 AM   #3
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Re: somtihmg different foot and leg?

I had a similar problem that started about 1 1/2 weeks after surgery. It was my left leg and foot. It became so intolerable that I ended up in bed 20 hours a day. It was nerve damage from the surgery. It usually takes 1 to 2 weeks for the nerves to react. It can be caused by the release of the disc that was crushing the nerve or it could be caused by the doctor damaging nerves during surgery. Since I did not have any nerve compression on my left side prior to surgery, it was determined that the surgery caused my nerve damage. After 10 weeks, I finally hooked up with a great neurologist at Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital in Boston. He prescribed neuontin and it is like a miracle drug. I am back to my old self.

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