Sciatica Foot Pain, What To Expect?
I've been on this forum for a few months now and thanks to all the advice and motivation!
Like I've mentioned to some of you in the past, I've had a diskectomy in 2003, painless until last month when I had a re-herniation at the same spot L5S1. Woke up with pain, landed in ER for a day followed by the ward for a week. Pain in hip and foot did now allow me to even take a step. Got 2 ESI shots within 4 weeks and am now back on my foot.
My back is ok. My foot was OK until last week; not sure what went wrong and woke up with a worse foot.
There is tremendous paresthesia/formication in the sole of my foot (arch) and severe burning sensation on the skin on top of the foot. Hurts to touch, unable to wear socks too! Its that sensitive. Today the foot , upon touch, is clearly much hotter than the other foot and is slightly inflamed.
Warm water feeling like boiling water, putting on shoes feels like the foot is inside a 400 deg hot oven.
Met my doc today and he asked me to take neurontin 100mg/thrice daily. Said if this does not work, come back and get the fusion done!
Any one gone through this? Please tell me what helps! Struggling with this and need to get back to work.
Thanks a ton.