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Hot And Cold In Leg After Surgery
At first right leg and foot was burning now only my right foot is that because of my sergery on my spine. I also can not feel hot or cold?
Can be related:
Because all of the nerves that supply the lower leg come from your spine, if you have an issue or surgery to the spinal area you can have pain down in the lower part of your leg or foot.
If the burning pain is moving down into only your foot, it is a good sign that the symptoms are starting to go away. You should talk to your surgeon about this, to make sure they are aware of this. ...Read more
Ankle surgery 12/8 pain not under control, hot and cold flashes along with nausea Pain in calf is unbearable shortness of breath loss of balance
Do all low back disk problems require surgery? This is driving me crazy the sensation in my leg is unreal it is burning and cold mostly in my knee?
My toes feel like they're cold, but they aren't cold to the touch, and I can't seem to warm them up. I'm in short leg cast after ligament repair surgery?
Contact surgeon: Call the office to describe the situation. They will need to tell you how to deal it it and might want to see you to evaluate the healing. No one else is nearly as good to provide answers. This is part of post-op care. Feel better soon! ...Read more
I just had bunion surgery this morning and they gave me an ankle nerve block. Is it Normal for my foot and bottom of the leg to feel hot? I
Yes: Nerve block often causes vascular dilatation in the distribution of the block due to effect on autonomic nerve fibers. This will increase blood flow to your foot causing increased warmth. ...Read more
Daughter 21 yrs old had torn meniscus knee surgery 2 days after surgery the foot&toes r ice cold on the same leg as feeling&movement worry &concerned?
Concerned Mom: Hyperactive sympathetic nervous system réponses are not unusual post operative. This is more common when a tourniquet has been used. Be sure that she is walking to prevent blood clots. Hot tea and mom's warm chicken soup would help. Dad would suggest a shot of something that would cause peripheral vascular dilatation. Keep her active and it would not hurt to call the surgeon's office. ...Read more
Daughter 21 yrs old had torn meniscus knee surgery 2 days after surgery the foot&toes r ice cold on the same leg as feeling&movement such I be worried?
Don't quite under-: -stand the? . The blueness in the toes is common. It is a response to injury, and involves a circulatory response especially if the leg is dependent. The rest is not a question. When she starts to have less pain & is weight bearing this usually goes away. If not, call your surgeon. ...Read more
Cold foot after surg: It is not good. Go back to the orthopedic surgeon that did the knee. He/she was in there. That person knows what was seen and done. They will have the best knowledge about this. ...Read more
Two and a half weeks ago I had arthroscopic knee surgery, my knee still feels hot to the touch. Is that normal at this point?
I had microfracture surgery of the knee. I am on crutches & after I am up & about for a bit with partial weight the foot gets real cold & hard to war?
Check with your surg: You need to discuss these concerns with your surgeon. Two things that come to mind when you mention a cold foot upon standing is poor circulation to the foot or secondly, possible nerve damage which is not uncommon with surgery. You didn't mention how long ago you had surgery, but often it can take up to a year for the nerve to regenerate following surgery. ...Read more
I had ankle reconstruction surgery 5 weeks ago. Today I unthinking stretched my ankle out. Sudden sharp searing pain, bruising, hot to touch. Important?
4 weeks post knee surgery. Doing well, except today my knee is sore and hot to touch. No color change.
Inflamed v infection: Could just be inflamed or may be infection. Ice could help, but go see your surgeon to be sure not an infection. ...Read more
I had a meniscus repair surgery 10 months ago recetly I ve been having pain in my knee from being in the cold or climbing the stairs is that normal?
PFPS: I think that you may be having pain around your knee cap which could be patellafemoral syndrome. This is when the knee cap doesn't track right. After your surgery sometimes even with pt your vmo of your quad isn't always working right. I would see a sports med/ortho or the doc who did the surgery (ortho) and they will examine and probabaly rx physical therapy. ...Read more
I had a meniscus repair surgery 10 months ago recently I've been having pain in my knee from being in the cold or climbing the stairs is that normal?
It can be: This may reflect simply scar tissue sensitivity, and the stair climbing problem likely reflects persistent weakness. If there has been no swelling or locking, then I would simply try to work on thigh strengthening exercises. If symptoms persist or worsen, then you need to return to your surgeon. ...Read more
I had meniscus surgery 2 weeks ago. Doctor went out of town this past week but my calf is hurting and now my foot is staying cold. What should I do?
Venous thrombosis o:
deep venous thrombosis of the leg will cause your calf to hurt. The cold foot may be related to thrombosis of the venous system with an increase in the pressure in one of the leg compartments causing enough pressure to affect the arterial supply to the foot.
There may also be a thrombosis affecting the arterial blood supply to the leg which may be related to birth control pills taken before the s ...Read more
Ankle swollen (recent ACL surgery). Dr says it's normal. But foot is also freezing cold. Exercise is limited atm, will warm water worsen swelling?
Should I worry about swelling of 1 ankle & it feeling achy? It's hot where I live. I've been treated for deep vein thrombosis in past with surgery.
I had knee surgery 2 weeks ago and my foot feels like an ice cube why? My calf also hurts a little bit, but not red hot or swollen could it be a dvt?
Ice cube foot: Any of the things you are describing should be evaluated by your surgeon sooner rather than later. Especially since your calf also hurts. Call right away and head for an er if your surgeon should be unavailable. Good luck. ...Read more
It depends: On your situation, your age, the reason for the procedure, how much of lengthen should done, it takes a long time and have certain complication, do not take that decision lightly. On other hand there is bone shorting surgery, which easer and less complicated. Good luck thanks. ...Read more
When fx heals: Hard ware stays till the fracture completely heals, shows good callous tissue forms, may take 8 to 10 wks some timeseven more. ...Read more
Ilizarov Technique: You need to consult an orthopaedic surgeon. The Ilizarov technique utilizes external fixation with a device that encircles the limb with rings and inserts rods and high tension wires. Ilizarov technique allows for a very rigid fixation that also shares a lot of the load. The benefit is that a surgeon can correct a deformity that involves nonunion or angularity. I will post a link in comments. ...Read more
Limit activity &: Keep the area elevated clean & dry initially. I usually have a bulky compression dressing on the site. Once healed protection of the area from trauma is the mainstay. You should've been clear about this before the procedure, eg wound care options per your surgeons preference. ...Read more
What soft foods or fluids are good to eat after having surgery on your leg with tissue expanders?
Recommended Diet: Immediately following surgery of this type, clear liquids are suggested until fully tolerated. Following that time, eating a well balance high protein, controlled carbohydrate and low fat diet is usually well accepted. Unless your md recommended something unique in accord with your medical history and health, this is the most common. ...Read more
Hello my leg is blocking after meniscus removing surgery I don't know y can you tell me please I m so tense.?
See your surgeon: I would have your surgeon check it. ...Read more
Depends: Leg bypasses are typically done when someone has pain or a non-healing wound from poor circulation. If the bypass is open then it will be effective at healing wounds and improving pain. How long bypasses work is another loaded question and depends in many factors. Some include, smoking status, is vein used as a conduit or synthetic material, is the bypass to an above or belw knee artery. ...Read more
Swelling: You don't mention what surgery, but I will infer hip or knee based on the question including reference to the leg. Edema is normal after surgery and will travel distally toward the foot with gravity and following fascial planes. However, some help with edema is appropriate such as compression dressings or stockings. Seek the advice of your surgeon for more specifics. Good luck! ...Read more
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