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Old 01-26-2005, 04:49 PM   #1
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New area at ankle that is numb

Alright guys I really think I know the answer to this question, but thought I would ask first.
I had surgery done on 12/2/04 for a high grade spondylolisthesis at L5-S1 they took out the disks at L4-S2 and replaced them with cages and fused everything in between. So far I feel like I am doing great, I am aware that more then likley I will be permanently disabled per doc. My pain has greatly decreased lately that has allowed me to stop the deragesic (sp?) patch. I still have sharp pain in my lower back/left butt cheek, but the lorecet takes care of that most of the time.
Now for the question. Today while shaving I find a area around my left ankle that is numb, I feel nothing there. It goes from my ankle around my heal to the arch. It wasn't there last week when I shaved, not sure when it started.
Is it part of the healing process and just let it take its course or should I call the doc about it.

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Old 01-26-2005, 05:05 PM   #2
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Re: New area at ankle that is numb

Is this something you have only noticed recently or is it a chang in sensation?It may well be part of the process as you put it. I experinced numbness in my ankle and areas of my upper foot and shin following surgery. I have never recovered feeling in these areas and view it as a side effect of the surgery. If however this is something new I would be inclined to contact your dr to seek advise


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