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L5 S1 Radiculopathy


Bulging discs in your lower spine can press on the nerves that supply your feet, causing you to feel pain in your heels.

How did I get this?

A previous back injury or wear and tear arthritis or bone spurs in the lower back.
It is more common in the 40-60 age group, golfers and dancers.

What can I do about it?

Avoid activities or movements which cause the pain.

What help can I get for this?

  • Your doctor may arrange scans of your lower spine, and pain relief medication
  • Exercises for postural correction
  • A Pain clinic may help with epidural injections.
  • Surgery may be required to attend to the spinal problem.

When will it get better?

Pain relief medication should give fast relief.
Exercises and postural correction may take some weeks to improve.