I had a microdiscectomy on L5/S1 about 5 weeks ago. I also had bad sciatica at the time. Now, my back is doing pretty well overall, and the sciatica has improved a lot. I haven't started physical therapy yet, I'm waiting on the health insurance company to approve it apparently. What exercises can I do at home in the mean time?
Specifically, my foot is still numb right now in some areas, mainly all of my toes. I need this feeling to come back. It's quite difficult to walk at the moment. My ankle is very weak as well. What can I do to improve this?