I had a dyscectomy at L5/S1 only 2 days ago. The surgery went really well and my recovery seems well on track. Quite literally all the sciatic pain and leg numbness has gone and I'm quite surprised with the mobility I already have considering the size of the disc bulge I had. However eversion has not returned to my ankle meaning the outside of my foot drops and I still can't move my toes upwards and I still have numbness in the toes. I was wondering if there are any exercises I can do to try and speed up the return of these functions or am I being just too impatient at this early stage? I am normally very fit and active so this part is frustrating. I am currently doing outwards ankle movements against a stretched elastic bandage and 1 foot balancing trying to fire these muscles up again as instructed by the hospital physio. Are there any other exercises I could be trying? It was 10 days from original loss of movement to surgery.
Thanks in advance for any advice
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