Anyone have burning sensation just after knee surgery?
I just had knee surgery 3 weeks ago and I'm suffering not
only with the pain of the knee surgery, but an added bonus discomfort came upon
me is the feeling of burning skin on my inner thigh area. I was told by my
therapist that it is due to nerves being cut during surgery and that now they
are healing themselves. It's quite painful and I hope it goes away. Anyone else have this happen shortly after knee replacement surgery?
i want to say i would NEVER again have knee surgery,i had it over a month ago ,horrible pain sharp,and dull ache to the bone,pain on top of foot and muscles in thigh,on a 1 to 20 the pain is a 50!!!and at night,oh my ouch,ouch, baylady
I had my ACL reconstructed about 7 days to date and I have burning sensations along my shank.. the area under my knee, foreleg and ankle area. I can see discoloration of skin color as though the blood is settled there. It feels as though my leg is on fire. I have been placing ice packs on the leg to ease the pain and help with the swelling. The process is really slow.
Neuropathy And Peripheral Nerve Damage After knee Relplacemt
I too had a knee replacement on August 5th 09, The burning from my thigh to nearly my ankle was so painful, I cannot put on pants, nor can stand a sheet to touch it..Bumps in the car, also just put me in tears..I visited the emergency room tonight due to this, And was told by the doc. that this is "Neuopathty", due the doctor damaging a nerve during the surgery, and there is no cure...He referred me to the local pain clinic, and was told that this is my only option..The doctor that preformed the surgery told me he had to manually stretch my nerves cause they were so tight....I am just livid over this knowing I have to live with this the rest of my life....I am 51..
I just had a right total knee replacement on 10/05/09 I have the same thing as you but also tingel sensations and deep muscle pain in my calf. I have a appointment this Tues with a Neuro doc to see whats going on, I had a MRI last week it came back fine (or so they say)any way I had a femoral pain block and I think the anethesiologist injected the catherter right into my nerve.doc said it is neuro damage just doesn't understand what happened.so I will let you know as soon as I go to the neuro doc.
If she had both done at the same time, she will be hurting for a while...That is a rough surgery....It does take time...Have you spoken with her Orthopedist to see if there is anything they can do to help her?..I would definitely check on this....Take care...
well all, I have alot more news since the last posting,in my case as I told you I was having all this pain it turned out I had to EMGs almost back to back,this was there conclusion,that I had a femoral and siatic nerv block when I was going in for my TKR, they damaged my Femoral,Opterator,and siatic nerve, it is horrible pain, had to see a pain management specialist just to figure out what to do, there answer was take 200 mg of Lyrica 3 times a day, 5 mg. of methadone as it works on nerves,pecocet every 4 hours.was offering to give me a medical marijusana license which I refused as I am a flight attendant I live in colorado where it is legal but not legal in all states,so I could loose my job. what I have found is the lyrica really does help with the tingiling,and I usually just take the methadone 2 times a day it doesn't make you feel high or anything and I tale alieve in the day,by evening I need the percocet.I went to water therapy which is good it helps the nerves I think physical therapy it a bit much as you don't want people touching your leg when its already tingeling,so that is my advice the lyrica worked much better than the gambapentin for me. find a pain specialist they know more what to perscribe. my worry is that I just can't get my knee healthy enough to return to work,with all this nerve damage going on.it sounds to me like they need to stop doing these nerve blocks during surgery as people are having way to many injuries. please write me if you want any more information or have some for me. thanks hope for a quick recovery to you all.
I had 5 surgeries on my knee and the last revision June 09. After the last surgery I have had burning so severe it feels as though my flesh is burning. I have complained to my Ortho adn no am going back to PT. He said it sounds like my knee needs strengthening. I do not think this is the case. It burns so bad my whole leg hurts. My life is not the same, it even burns when I am sleep, when I am walking, when I am just standing. I am miserable and I do not like what I am feeling. I will try the PT but just as I am sitting here, it is beginning to burn. I feel I have nerve damage but do not know where to go to see if this is true.
I am suffering with terrible burning, tingling in my thigh down to the knee replacement. The knee surgeon told me the pain is coming from my back. I went through injections and the pain management doctor is now sending me to a spine doctor. He says I need a laminectomy. I feel most of this pain is from nerve damage from my knee replacement.
The pain is so bad that I cannot even sit without this pain. I also have numbness in my feet. I don't know if anyone can help me with this. I do believe it is nerve damage but why did this happen? I lost my job due to all of this and needless to say I am a mess.
It is often difficult to tell exactly where the nerve is being compressed by physical exam alone; is it in the spine or somewhere along the course of the nerve? However, there are tests which can be done that will tell you where the problem is.
Electrical studies, such as an EMG (electromyography) and NCV (nerve conduction velocity), can determine if the problem is arising in the spine, or if it is due to a more peripheral injury.
An MRI of the spine can also look to see if there is a problem, such as a herniated disc or facet hypertrophy, that is pressing on a nerve root.
You might inquiry about having these tests done when you see the spinal surgeon.
Hi -- Just read your post. We're researching this as my husband had a total knee replacement a little over 3 years ago and has the same type of pain. He's been back to his orthopedic surgeon and has another appt. in 2 weeks. Is your pain better and, if so, what has helped?
I can understand what she is going through with so much stress on her leg from both of these surgeries...Then there is the problem of the nerves which will burn from the surgery itself..More than anything it will take time..Possibly you may want to ask your Orthopedist if either warm or cold packs on the area would help....Good luck and I wish you well...Hope it goes away...Take care....
I had a "scope" done on my knee 8 days ago and I am having a terrible burning/hurting sensation in quad. It sounds very similar to what many of you are suffering from. While mine was not as serious as a knee replacement, I hope that I am not jumping to conclusions with my self diagnosis. Hopefully it will get better. Right now I am having a tough time sleeping because evening straightening the leg causes the sensation.
I had bi-lateral knee replacement Jan & Mar 2009. It's been one year and both of my knees are tingling and painful. I have had an EMG and MRI. I am now under the care of a Neurologist that prescribed Gabopenin in increasing dosage up to 800 mg./3 times each day. I had to stop because it was causing me significant pain in both knees. I am now on Lidoderm patches, without pain relief. I am being told that maybe I should see a Rhumatoid specialist.
It all started after my second knee replacement surgery in March. Nothing is working to alleviate the pain, or hyersensitivity to touch.
I have had constant burning in both knees after having them both replaced a year ago. I am unable to do anything or go anywhere because of the pain. A Doctor told his guess was that the cement they used in surgery has caused this. Has anyone else ever been told this?
I've used Gabapentin before for pain and it just doesn't work. They keep bumping up the dosage but no relief. You have to push for stronger pain meds if you want her to feel relief. They won't offer them. If you want to help her insist on a medication that kills pain . . . period. Good luck. Gabapentin is the pharmaceuticals ploy (it's prescription Lyrica) to make big dollars for people who have pain but it can't be really linked to a medical condition (fibromyalgia)
I HAD A CAR ACCIDENT AND I HAD FRACTURE KNEE AND TORN PATELLA I REALLY DIDNT HAVE MUCH PAIN AT FIRST BUT NOW I AM HAVING BURNING SENSATION AND NUMBNESS AND TINGLING AROUND NY THIGH AND IT KEEPS ME AWAKE AT NIGHT,HOWEVER IT DOESNT SEEMS TO BROTHER ME DURNING THE DAY,I PRAY IT STOPS PHYSICAL THERAPY START NEXT WEEK
I had knee suregery a year ago and after 2 months of swelling in my ankle and foot spasms it was discovered I had a Blood clot in my knee., Thank goodness for the nurse because the doctor and the physcial therapist kept telling my symptons were normal.. that was a year ago and I am in as much PAIN as ever...there is no swelling but now both legs HURT and mostly my TOES which the doctor does not seemed concerned with...it is almost too painful to walk... any suggestions on where I can go from here?
Thank you all for your posts, I'm having pain in both legs from double knee surgery in November. I take 900 mg gabapantin three time a day, Celebrex for inflammation, Cymbalta for anxiety and fibromyalgia pain and also still take Hydrocodone sometimes three times a day. I thought I should be off Hydrododone by now but by some of your posts I guess not. I still works and cuts down the pain.
Does anyone have restless jumpy legs when you sit down to rest at night? This really makes me crazy.