I have been dealing with my current damage at mostly my S1 and also my L5 nerve root since February of 08. The nerve pain is terrible, Ive had two failed surgeries so far and am going into a L4-S1 fusion sometime soon. The pain I cant stand is the nerve pain that is below the knee and mostly in my left foot. It feels like my foot is literally caught on fire and Ive been hospitalized many times since for pain control. At home I have been controlling the pain somewhat well with a ton of medication.
Last month my painful left foot began to swell for the first time, eventually to a huge size where it looked very fat and felt like I was wearing 10 pairs of socks when walking. I wonder if this is related to my herniated disc's in my lower back or something else. My doctor didnt really have an answer but seemed to think it has something to do with the pain my foot has alread been in.
I dont think Ive ever read anything about someones area of severe nerve pain from a back injury swelling, does anybody else get this symptom?