For the last year I have had the most appalling pain on the sole/arch of my right foot. Numerous foot specialists could not find anything wrong with the foot itself and referred me to a neurologist . He did a lumbar MRI and found a herniated disc was pressing on the L5 S1 nerves. I had a series of four nerve blocks and steroid injections into the nerve and two of these relieved the pain completely and one partially. This convinced the doctors that a Microdiscectomy would fix the foot pain once and for all. I had it five days ago and the foot pain is still there at the same level ( a 7-8 out of 10). Obviously I am very discouraged as I had understood that the surgery usually relieves radicular pain immediately. Has anyone else had experience of 1) JUST foot pain ( no back pain , no leg pain) from a L5,S1 problem ? And if so , did a MD help it ? ( and if do how long did it take ?)
Sorry for all the questions !