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lateral heel hypersensitivity and skin numbness after sciatica. Wll it ever go away?

By July 20, 2011 - 2:52pm
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Started 3 years ago. Severe pain and numbness in baby toe all the way to heel. Has gotten much better with time. Toe and side of ball of foot no longer numb. sciatica pain gone. just this nagging spot on outside of heel feels hypersensitive. certain shoes feel worse. Hate to walk barefoot. Feeling is very odd.

Will it also get better with time?

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There is no simple answer that I can give you. Sciatica is a symptom of another medical problem, not a medical condition on its own.In your case, has the medical problem been identified? Common causes include;
Piriformis syndrome (a pain disorder involving the narrow piriformis muscle in the buttocks)
Slipped disk
Degenerative disk disease
Spinal stenosis
Pelvic injury or fracture
Because sciatica is a symptom of another medical condition, the underlying cause should be identified and treated. In some cases, no treatment is required and recovery occurs on its own.
If the cause of the sciatic nerve dysfunction can be identified and successfully treated, full recovery is possible. Your physician know your case and would be the one to tell you if the heel hypersensitivity and skin numbness will resolve over time.

July 20, 2011 - 4:29pm
(reply to Maryann Gromisch RN)

Dx: bulging disc l5-S1 with central disc protrusion. Consesus was to wait it out. That bulging discs can heal, but it takes time. Not to rush into spinal fusion. As this can create other issues and has a high failure rate. I chose to go the conservative route. As mentioned with some improvement, although very slow.I do stretching and strengthing of back and abdominal muscles.

July 21, 2011 - 3:26am
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