I recently had MRI's showing bone spurs to the C5-C7 area. Also showed herniated disks to the L4-L5 and L5-S1, with compression the L4 nerve. Trust me, I already knew that was compressed. I have been unable to raise my left leg/foot more than 2 inches while standing, and not at all in a laying position. I also have crepitus to the T12/L1 area, although the typed report did not indicate cause of this, but the MRI of the Thoracic shows my spine "off-center" or the T12/L1 vertebra not even connected. My left foot to almost knee get ice cold, I don't feel it unless I touch it with my hand or other body part. I am doing ROM exercises to left foot when laying.
My concern is that starting 2 weeks ago, my left plantar heel has been painful. I have been unable to bear any weight on it due to it feels like pins and needles. Not just in the morning or when I first get up to walk around, but all the time any pressure is applied to the plantar heel. At first I thought it was Plantar Fasciitis, but now I am unsure, concerned it may circulation problems. I have had several patients present with P.F., and have heard their complaints. I have tried rest, ice, ROM, heat pad. Nothing helps.
I was also fired post my injury at work. My phys. asst. has not put me on any restrictions, and refused to sign off that I am unable to work. I have a post-MRI appt with her tomorrow. And I am seeking a new doctor, with the help of my attorney.
Any ideas would be greatly appreciated.