My problem came from sitting with my legs crossed at the knees - no trauma, no surgery. On 31 May 2012, I was sitting in a chair w/my legs crossed. When I stood up, my foot felt like it was asleep. It hasn’t woken up. The pain at my knee and foot is “otherworldly.” Gabapentin made me a zombie, Cymbalta messes with my digestive system. Oxycodone takes the edge off. I take it when I can’t take the pain any longer. I’m afraid of taking opiates – don’t want to get addicted.
I can't flex my left foot up or down nor bend the toes. When walking I drag it - lifting it is too exhausting.
I had a nerve conduction study and an EMG last month. To quote my neurologist, “You have severely damaged your nerve.” I have zero conductivity along certain parts of the nerve. I’m scheduled for an MRI next week.
My neurologist suggested that at 5’4” and just north of 100 lbs I don’t have enough fat to cushion the nerve. He feels this is the reason the nerve compressed.
Does anyone have a similar experience? I would like to read about other people’s experiences and recoveries. At this point, I'm frustrated and a bit afraid that I won't regain use of my leg. I'm an advid runner and the type who is never ill. I don't take any meds and otherwise am in good health.