Hello. I am newbie on this board. I wasn't sure where I should post. I am seeking some feedback from others.
I am 7 months post op L5-S1 microdicectomy surgery. I have no radiating pain. I am not on any pain meds. I still have post op left foot issues. I have numbness on the exterior of my left foot. I have this knot feeling in the middle left foot exterior (S1). The numbness and knot feeling have been there pre and post surgery. The longer it goes I feel like it will be permanent.
I am able to walk fine. I walk 2-3 miles day. I have completed multiple PT sessions. I work out 45+ minutes a day doing core exercises. I have regained a lot of strength back in my leg, calf, and foot. I am able to do toe raises and walk on my heels fine.
I have told the surgeon, his nurse, my pcp, about the continued numbness and knot. They do not seem concerned.
Does anyone think I should have a another MRI done ? I had an MRI done prior to surgery. How about a post op EMG ? Does anyone think I should see another neurosurgeon or spine surgeon (second opinion) for their feedback ?
I am at my wits end about the numbness and knot.
I look forward to hearing your feedback.