It began when I had a botched tailor's bunion procedure in 2019, and it all went downhill from there. The incision was cut far too plantar rather than lateral resulting (over time) in tendonitis, a painful lateral internal scar, nerve damage, etc.

Visiting a pain specialist it was determined I additionally had Complex Regional Pain Syndrome, and treatment consisted of Pregabalin and lidocaine patches. Possibly a sympathetic block later.

Once this is 'settled' only then will I have a revision procedure by orthopedic surgeon who will remove the scar, and hopefully stabilize the foot so walking won't be so agonizing.

What I can't comprehend is the 'normal' left foot now has sensations of numbness also. Does CRPS spread that quickly? Or is it a response to reduced force capability by favoring my stronger leg/foot?