First post here (33/f) but been reading a lot. I’ve read a lot about recovery from Microdiscectomy and the timeline for pain. I’m at 5 weeks now and have been getting pain in my ankle again for about 2 weeks. I’m worried I’m doing too much bc as of 4 weeks post op I started doing the elliptical at the gym slowly and doing some arm circles. I just was feeling like I had to do something!
The ankle pain comes and goes and isn’t nearly as bad as pre-op and it’s my only real pain, other than my hip feeling a little tight.
Am I pushing it at 4 weeks? Should I be worried? I don’t get pain while working out it’s only when moving from sitting to standing position! Also am on no painkillers at all for 2 weeks also... I feel like that might just be it?