A 40-year-old female asked:

What it the best way to treat peripheral nerve damage. i am suffering from ankle plantar flexion in right foot,limping and walking,how to improve this? i had a lumbar microdiscetomy 2 months back and after surgery having numbness and leg weakness?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Birendra Tandan
Urology 36 years experience
Check with your surgeon . If no permanent damage then with PT this can gradually recover. You might also need special foot wear. Good luck
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Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 47 years experience
Agree with Dr. Tandan, as the real question involves the possible permanency of what appears to be a postoperative complication. See the surgeon, and spend sufficient time to fully appreciate what has occurred, the reasons for it, and potential interventions which may help potential improvement.
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