Dear Dr. Borigini, I have chronic lower back pain and hip pain related to a herniated disc, degenerative disc disease, stenosis , and arthritis in my spine and hips. I had surgery about 3 years ago to repair nerve root damage caused by a botched laminectomy about 4 years ago. The nerve damage resulted in foot drop in my right foot/calf. My question is that recently, I have noticed that when I stand or sit for more that about 5-10 minutes my feet (both) start to feel like, well, the only way I can describe it is if you have been working on your feet for about 8-10 hours. They feel swollen and painful. They do not change color or anything, at least not that I can tell. But when I lift one up, changing my weight from one to the other, it feels like the blood is rushing back to that foot. The only way to relieve the "pressure" is to sit and raise both my feet up on a stool or coffee table. I hope you can understand what I am describing. If you have worked on your feet all day you know the fe...
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