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A 57-year-old female asked:

I had a knee replacement 10 weeks ago. i have dark skin around my upper ankle that is itchy and swollen. my leg becomes restless when sitting still. ?

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Dr. Mitchell Cohn
Pain Management 37 years experience
A few thoughts: Swollen ankle could be due to surg., infection, lymphatic stasis, etc.If tiny blisters-could be Zoster.Poss. poor circulation or nerve injury due to knee surgery.Restless legs often mean circulation prob. or nerve inflammation in lower leg.Physical exam is imperative.If no other cause found, inflammed nerve should be considered.Treatment could incl osteopathic manipulaiton neuroprolotherapy, etc.
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