Hi I am new to this forum and I am desperate. I have had leg pain and back pain for 6 months. My MRI indicates i have a bulged disc and canal stenosis at l4 l5 on the right side. But I have intense pain in my ankles. It feels like my ankles have been smashed with a sledge hammer. But I did not have an injury and my feet are not bruised or swollen. They ache when I lie down, i can not sit down (but not because of sciatica but because of aches in my calves and ankles) and I can barely stand up for longer then a very short shower. Originally all my referred pain was in my right side but as of 3 days ago it is now in both my legs and ankles which leads me to believe it may not be related to the disc... I feel so hopeless, every time it gets slightly better it flares up again and the pain in unbearable. I just hope there is someone who can tell me they have experienced this and has a happy ending.