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Thanks for your question.
The numbness symptom suggests involvement of the nerve supplying the concerned area.
The nerve can get inflamed from walking or weight bearing.
The radiation of the achiness from your buttock suggests the possibility of the nerve root compression at the lumbosacral spine.
But nerve compression is more common around the ankle level.
This condition tends to improve by reducing the weight bearing thereby giving adequate rest to the nerve.
Comfortable shoes are helpful.
and foot exercises also yield good results.
Lowr back exercises also will help.
The recovery time may vary from 12 to 24 weeks.
Since there is no further worsening, any other possibility like stroke is unlikely.
You can cosider seeing a physical therapist for exercises.
You can also go to the below links for some exercises that can be performed at home:
Also warm water soak of the feet at the end of the day for 15 minutes is helpful in relaxing the muscles of the feet.
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Thank you Dr. All sounds good and makes sense to me. Really appreciate it.