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Toe Numbmess and "sock" Feeling After Back Injury

First time here but I'm running out of ideas.

I hurt my lower back golfing and went to a chiropractor/sports therapist to treat the injury. No MRI and no Surgery, just treatment. I couldn't walk for 5 days and once I could, there was a burning in my foot so bad that I had to sit within minutes. That burning feeling lasted for a week and my back pain moved to my butt, then moved to hamstring, then to calf, then back up before it was totally gone...took another 5 days (sciatic nerve?) Once the burning and other pain were totally gone, I was left with two sensations that I need help understanding.

1. Partial numbness in my right 3 toes of my right foot
2. Sensation I'm walking on a rolled up sock or pad on the bottom of my foot below the 3 numb toes

I went to a pediatrist to see if it was Mortons Neiroma and he said it wasn't. Suggested it's most likely related to the back injury. No X-ray, just a cordazone shot in the foot.  It's been just over 2 months now and I still have to wear a foot cushion when barefoot or the discomfort is unbearable. I just want to know what can be done to bring full feeling back in toes and how to stop that "pad" feeling in my foot...are the 2 related to the sciatic nerve pain I was feeling when I got the injury? 

Would love any help...thank you!



  • hello, azkats!

    it's probably a good idea for you to get in to see your primary care physician, if for nothing else but to get a referral to a spine specialist.  you must feel so unsteady with all that numbness in your foot, and some type of diagnostic imaging might be in order so that you can get closer to understanding why this is happening. 

    i'd like to welcome you to the forums!  please click on the following link for some helpful information to get you started!

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    Kimmy72, Spine-health Moderator
    Firm believer in PMA!
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