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New to this but was hoping I could get some info on my Herniated L5-S1 microdiscectomy..
Not sure where to start but I am a 26 year old professional baseball player (pitcher) and I underwent a microdiscectomy procedure 2 months ago after 3 epidural injections. Before surgery I had terrible sciatica running down my right leg also numbness and extreme weakness in my toes, calf, hamstring and butt. I was so bad that I could barely walk and truly could not sure my right foot.
Since the surgery on April 28th, I have seen a tremendous turn around. I have little to no pain (mainly soreness from physical therapy) and I have seen my strength come back in my butt and hamstring. I have began to lift weights (lightly), a core strengthening program, and began plyo exercises in the pool and I begin my throwing program within the next three weeks.
As I feel like it is going pretty well for the most part, I do have some concerns with the weakness lingering in my right inner calf. I know that I did not damage the nerves, at least that is what the surgeon said, but have any extremely active people (i.e. professional athletes) on here dealt with this same issue? I have seen some strength come back but still cannot get up on my toes and walking is still awkward at times. Just looking for some answers.
It would be greatly appreciated