Hope you are all having as good a day as possible. I've had strange burnings pains in my feet for about 4 months then about 4 weeks ago got fierce numbness and pain in right leg and although it is now just in my right foot and ankle it hasn't gone away. Rheumatology gave me a cancellation appointment and the diagnosis is foot drop. The nerves are not working which could be from my back or peripheral nerves in the leg. They will do an MRI scan on my back, hopefully next week and further tests to try and determine the cause. The day before this happened I saw my consultant and he was please with the blood test results, inflammatory levels almost within the normal range which is amazing, then the next day - Wham a different set of symptoms. Has anybody got any advice or experience of this? Apparently it can happen to anyone but also can be linked to inflammatory diseases. The pain is quite bad and comes in waves and wakes me at night so have been prescribed Gabapentin which will hopefully help. I'm still working and driving, although got a lift to the hospital today. Driving is very uncomfortable, I have an automatic car but as it's the right/accelerator/brake foot that's not helping! Only going a few miles to work and back and will have to keep reviewing if it's safe to do so. No certainty about the outcome but at least it's got a name and is known about. Any advise gratefully received.
Thanks - Michele