Mine tend to do that from Lyrica or after I have been sitting for too long. I have a total foot drop in one foot and a partial foot drop in the other, so I can't do any of those ankle pull ups unless I put a towel under my feet and pull them up manually, but if you can pull up your ankles on your own, sitting in a chair, pull up and hold your foot for a few seconds as many times as you can, and then repeat several times a day. It does help to reduce the swelling.
Are you having any calf pain? Any hotness in the areas? If you are, then you should call your Primary doctor and get it checked out. We all have to watch out for blood clots from sitting or standing in one place too long, especially if we have difficulty walking or standing for long.
PLIF/TLIF Fusion w/Instrumentation L4-5 Spondololysthesis L4-5.Laminectomies L4-5, foraminal stenosis L3-4, L4-5, L5-S1, herniations L3-4, L4-5, L5-S1, central canal stenosis L3-4, L4-5 and L5-S1
POST OP CES 3/30-06
Neurogenic Bladder and Bowel, bilateral numbness legs and feet
Revision for failed Back surgery, pseudoarthrosis L4-5, hemilaminectomies L3-4, L4-5, L5-S1, bmp added to revision fusion, replaced two bent screws that were reversing out of vertebrae - August 2, 2007
On going back pain and neuropathic pain, failed back surgery, consult for scs, decided not to do that at this point.
Adhesive Arachnoiditis also......just what I didn't need..9/08- adding bilateral ulnar neuropathy with severe compression to the mix. They want me to see a surgeon for ulnar nerve surgery, but I'm not biting.
I've seen enough surgeons over the last few years.