I had surgery 5/21/2013. The problems I had the surgery for are gone but now my right leg is experiencing nerve pain. It seems to start mid way up my thigh on the bottom side of the thigh. Then the pain travels down my shin, the right side, into my ankle where it bends and my big toe is numb.
If my wife massages my leg, especially the shin, ankle and toe it goes away for a period of time, up to 2 hours.
My surgeon says that it is post-operative and is irritated nerves. My PCP, who had the same surgery from the same doctor said my nerve is cranky.
I am also experiencing atrophy of the right thigh muscle. That leg is weaker than the left leg. I walk 1.5 miles a day as instructed, I do "band" exercises where I stretch a thick band used by PT to stretch and work the muscle.
Has anyone had this problem? Is there hope? Will this eventually go away?