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Bad foot pain after microdiscectomy

Wrex11WWrex11 Posts: 3
edited 12/19/2014 - 4:43 AM in Recovering from Surgery
Hi everyone :)
I had a microdiscectomy done on Oct. 31st.
Had a herniated disk causing extreme leg and foot pain.
I felt ok after the surgery. Still had a bit of pain behind my knee and my toe (next to the big toe) was and still is always numb.
The last few days I have been experiencing increasing foot pain and it almost seems like there's fluid building in my foot. It now feels like there's a small lump on the bottom of my foot when walking. It hurts so much. Sometimes it moves to the top of my foot.
Anyone else have this?


  • Hey I'm not as far out from surgery as you, only 10 days. I haven't experienced what you are describing but have felt different pains and sensations which my surgeon said is related to the nerve recovering. If your pain is increasing I would contact your surgeon or health provider.
  • But it got alot worse but then better. I'm thrilled. I'm still numb and recovering slowly.. And had total foot drop to boot.
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