I would chat with your PT about
finding access to a warm therapy pool to enhance your recovery.
A finding of a new lumbar disc herniation with extrusion significant enough to be causing your butt/thigh symptoms, while possible, would be on a lower range of possibilities. It doesn’t sound like you have been overextending in an activity that would precipitate a new and severe herniation.
Inflammation and scar tissue are part of the body’s healing process. Scar tissue may be at the root of your new symptoms, with scar tissue/collagen fibers adhering to a peripheral nerve sheath. Tension on the nerve sheath, as can occur when we move from sit to stand, also places tension tethered scar tissue. The result is referred pain. The bone marrow of the vertebral body, in addition, can remain swollen with a mild degree of effusion for several months.
Gentle movement and mobilization is key. You are still in the period of healing where the formation of scar tissue is an active process. You may feel that you are somewhat “stiffer” now then you were 2-3 weeks ago. Frequent change of position, frequent short distance walks, and a warm pool therapy would all be to your advantage.
Slow and steady. Slow and steady.
Best wishes ahead,
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