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Foot Pain

JoyJJoy Posts: 559
edited 06/11/2012 - 7:23 AM in Back Surgery and Neck Surgery
I have numbness in both feet (mostly in the toe area) and one foot feels like I have a stone bruise. Can having the TLIF cause my foot to feel like this? I've had to cut down on my walking because of it. Thanks for your thoughts.


  • As Paul said I would call the Dr tomorrow.
    I am going through something similar. I have 3 toes partial numbness and now shooting pain down my left leg.
    I had none of this before surgery.
    It could be part of healing and surgery itself.
    But we just never know...

    Let us know how you make out and I will do the same..

    Terri >:D<
  • The numbness in the toes has been going on for several weeks, but the pain only started about a week ago. At first I thought maybe it was because I had been on the treadmill barefooted...but now not so sure. I thought if I stayed off the treadmill for a few days it would heal up (if really a stone bruise). I've got to call my dr. for refill on pain meds, so will bring the question up with him. To tell you the truth, I can't remember if the toes were numb before or after the surgery! Old-timers disease again!
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  • Hi Joy,
    I inherited the numb and painful foot after my first surgery and became worse after the fourth. The L4,L5 and S1 nerve roots end in the foot. So if they are disturbed, as the are during surgery this can be the result. I am still trying to figure out how to get the pain to stop. It is driving me nuts. My back feels great for 4 surgeries. I just want my foot back to normal.
    I hope they have an answer for you Joy.
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