Hi I had a microdisectomy just over 2.5 weeks ago, I was doing very well and doing just as the surgeon said,
walk and gradually increase the distance as the pain allows. Now as pain goes I was able to walk no problem from day 1 (without pain meds) and had been able to walk for about 2 miles a day with no problems (gradually increased to this distance). Then the other day the pain in my leg pain got quite a lot worse, it is as if my hamstring has been stained behind my knee, and also a strain in my right groin area which comes and goes.
My degree of flexibility was never good in my right leg post surgery but it seems to have decreased further in the past couple of days. I was wondering is it likely that my disk has reherniated? or is it that the nerve is just still showing residual damage? or even a pulled hamstring?
Also did I over do it by walking too much? but I was told that pain was to be my guide.
My surgeon will not get back to me and tell me what to do. Any help would be greatly appreciated.