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Foot nerve pain involuntary movement ridged toes

My surgery for spinal stenosis and disectomy was performed arthroscopic on left side in oct last year. Several weeks after surgery began to experience foot pain nerve damage dr suspects under ball of left foot big toe and excessive ridged toe on next two toes from big toe. 6 months later toe smaller toes are still ridged and pull upward slightly and are painful to pull downwards. My question is this A problem that anyone else has had? And if so did it ever improve with more time and physical therapy . could l4/5 nerve root still be pressed as back settled? It really bugs at times just looking for some help as pain management dr doesn't know why. Also big toe twitches hard at times when resting is electrical signal miss firing? Thanks for any help or comments Quig59
Kevin Quigley


  • It could be scar tissue that has formed from the surgery or compression that might be the cause. Have you had any imaging done aside from xrays since the surgery? An emg?
  • No recent MRI or imaging scheduled at this time spine dr who did surgery hasn't another scheduled visit until June . His recomendTion would be a possible fusion surgery of l4/5 l5/s1. I really can't afford the next level of surgery as I would lose my job and house etc. I'm just dealing with it the best I can adjusting to pain and doing physical exercises flexability to stay somewhat loose And flexable.
    Kevin Quigley
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