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Ankle Pain After Knee Surgery
Is knock knee surgery at the age of 16 safe? And though I have knock knees operation my ankles touch and I hv no issues on running..
See ankle specialist: Although most ortho will likely tell that that if you have no pain or functional limitation, you should wait. However if you are really concerned, consult an ortho with specialty on the foot/ankle area. ...Read more
Knee surgery may be done for congenital, traumatic or degenerative causes. Arthroscopy is a common method for treating cartilage and ligament problems. Open surgeries are commonly performed for fractures. Knee joint replacement may be done in (usually) older individuals with knee joint arthritis that impairs their daily function and which is not ...Read more
Why is my ankle still swollen 5 weeks after knee surgery? There's no pain in the leg or ankle, and I'm up and walking just fine.
Can having a swollen ankle give you knee pain? I had knee surgery 3 yrs ago and my ankle swells up now so I wondered if that's why my knee still hurts.
My husband had knee surgery 5 days ago. He has fluid under his knee cap. Tonight, the other leg/ankle is swelling badly. Should he be seen at ER?
No info about husband's age, medical problems, type of surgery, etc. The fluid under knee cap is probably not of concern UNLESS the skin over it has become red, hot, swollen, and very tender, or if fever.
The OTHER leg being swollen is more concerning. If he has any calf or leg tenderness on that side, please go to ER right away to make sure no blood clot. Good luck! ...Read more
My husband had arthoscopic knee surgery on his r. knee 5 months ago. Now has trouble with chronic painful edema in the right foot/ankle. This normal?
Not really: But it does happen. He needs to be examined do determine the etiology of the swelling ...Read more
I just had arthroscopic knee surgery and all the fluid from my knee pooled down in my calf and around my ankle and is causing numbness in the foot?
Compartment syndrome: It is unlikely that the fluid went down your leg. It is more likely that you are having a vascular complications from the surgery and you should go to your emergency room immediately for an ultrasound examination. There's a condition called compartment syndrome which is a surgical emergency. ...Read more
I just had arthroscopic knee surgery and now have electrical shocks in the lower leg? Explain. Along with numbness and tingling in the ankle? Help
Likely normal postop: There are many factors that can contribute to post-op lower extremity altered sensation after knee scopes. These factors include the type/length of procedure performed, use of a nerve block, positioning of your leg during the procedure, and use of a tourniquet during surgery. Your symptoms may persist for several days or even weeks post-op. Allow time to resolve your symptoms. ...Read more
7 days after knee surgery I have pitted edema in my left interior ankle. Bruising and swelling are normal from procedure. Should I consult my doctor?
How to reduce swelling and muscle stiffness near knee joints and ankle joints after removing cast after knee surgery?
I had athroscopic knee surgery, ACL recons. And meniscus 5days ago. Ankle is now swollen and bruised, I believe hematoma. It is very painful. Danger?
Hematoma: Following acl surgery especially if your own (autologous) bone patellar tendon bone graft is taken swelling, bruising in the ankle is not uncommon. Just make sure that you are not having any sharp calf pain where a doppler ultrasound would be helpful to be performed to rule out a blood clot. ...Read more
Had knee surgery due to a fracture on my tibia bone and now That I returned to my normal duties my ankle is in a lot of pain and it swells up and it keeps me from walking. What does this mean what is wrong?
Hard to say: It does suggest that you have something " wrong" with your ankle. Perhaps in the same injury in which you injured your knee your ankle was also injured. I would not hesitate to be seen. ...Read more
I had arthoscopic knee surgery 4 weeks ago and my ankles are swollen. Is this normal? What should I do?
Be seen: I would certainly let your surgeon know. The most common cause if it involves both sides is that you have retained fluid still from your surgery. While you are having surgery you get IV fluids that can third space into your soft tissues and gradually resolves. But other causes such as heart or kidney failure, medication reaction, or blood clot are possible. So make sure your surgeon is aware. ...Read more
I'm having microfracture knee surgery on my right leg done. How long till you can typically drive?
Knee surgery: Obviously it is important to use your right leg to drive. If the surgery was on your left probably would be able to drive immediately. Good idea to have a temporary handicap hanger from doc. Usually weight bearing after micro fracture is restricted for 6-12 weeks depending on location and extent. Driving will have similar restrictions. Discuss this with your surgeon. ...Read more
Recently had knee surgery. I have noticed that the swelling in my lower leg is beginning to harden... It is a bit soft but still firm. What is this?
DVT: Your foot is probably swollen from the trauma of knee surgery, but it can be swollen from a blood clot in your leg, which can be extremely dangerous. Deep venous thrombus can have formed in one of the deep veins in your leg causing the swelling in your foot. Knee surgery puts you at a very high risk for this. It can be very dangerous as this can progress to a pulmonary embolism. So get checked out. ...Read more
What's the best way to strengthen my leg after knee surgery? After not using my leg its weak and I have a lot of atrophy..
What is causing all the funny sensations down my leg after having arthroscopic knee surgery? Can doing squat tear something in knee?
If it's done right-: -after the scope, meaning while there is still some fluid present, a squat can cause the capsule 2 rupture, usually @ the superior pole or closest 2 your head @ the top of the knee. The squat compresses the volume of the joint space so the high increase in pressure in the fluid will rupture, usually @ a portal site. May discolor, but harmless unless fever, chills & increased pain. ...Read more
I HAD KNEE SURGERY 7 DAYS AGO. I WAS WALKING OK BUT NOW THE BACK OF THE BOTTOM OF MY LEG IS TIGHT AND ALOT OF PAIN AND AM STRUGGLING TO WALK?
I need help. I just had knee surgery and I am having numbness and tingling in the leg what causes this? Especially when elevated or on the floor?
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It depends.: This depends how long after the surgery this is being done, and how well you've healed. Usually after knee surgery the knee is flexed and extended to get back range of motion. Then if ambulation is attempted, it is first done with crutches, so weight is gradually introduced. So it would be best to put little weight on it to start, then more until no crutches are needed, then try slowly to walk. ...Read more
I had knee surgery in 2003 n didn't do physical therapy and I'm a runner my leg is still a lot weaker than my left? Can I make it as strong as my left
I had knee surgery to remove torn cartilage behind the kneecap now I find that my knee is not stable. Why? My knee and leg don't feel right. 3 weeks ou
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
Baker's cyst: It may be or may not be related to the arthroscopic surgery. I would consider a baker's cyst with fluid leaking down from the knee as a possibility. Would also consider other vascular, neurologic, bone or joint consideration. If the reason for the arthroscopy was in the arthritis maybe there's arthritis in the ankle midfoot or hind foot. ...Read more
Everytime I sit down my left leg goes to sleep at the quadriceps. & sharp pain goes down my leg. I had knee surgery before. Any possible reasons?
I had knee surgery bout 3 yrs ago and this morning I wake up with sharp pain front to back of leg knee to butt cheek why is this? How do I stop pain?
Knee pain: Consider hamstring pull. Usually time, ice, heat, stretching can help. Make sure it's not a clot. ...Read more
Had microfracture knee surgery a week ago. My knee isn't swollen but the foot of the surgery leg is really swollen. Suggestions? (i'm ttwb w/ imoblizr
I had knee surgery on august 13 2012 and my foot is swelled up after knee surgery when does the swelling go away. I have been doing the ice machine.?
I had knee surgery 12 years ago, I did a terrible job rehabbing it. Over the past year I have noticed that I cannot stand on my tip toes on that leg?
Varies: There are a variety of reasons a person with a prior knee injury might have difficulty standing on their toes on that side. One is if the knee has a small flexion contracture, another is if you have some weakness/ atrophy in your calf muscle. If it is causing you a functional problem, consider being seen and a course of therapy may be beneficial. ...Read more
Typically, if you're toe touch weight bearing after knee surgery on right leg can you drive? Or how long till you can.? . (microfracture surgery)
No: Toe touch weight bearing status indicates that you cannot drive. ...Read more
How do I increase the blood cerculation on my foot after having a knee surgery? Because it's been a month and I feel like there's pins when I walk
Healing nerves: When you have undergone a surgical procedure, it can take time for things to heal. The skin incision may be closed, but all the deep structures, such as nerves are still healing. In all likelihood, the circulation is ok. The "pins" definitely tell me nerves. It can take some time for this to subside. Swelling of the extremity could also cause these symptoms. ...Read more
Just had arthroscopic knee surgery 1020 am today, it is not 2130 have a sharp pain in foot same side of surgery. Any concerns?
Depent: Take the pain killer prescribed for you doctor every 4 hours and be on rest if not improving call him. ...Read more
After having knee surgery about a year later I begin having foot pain on top of the foot plus I have arch pain when in bed at night.
I had knee surgery to replace remove some broken hardware (bone staple) a month ago and my upper leg is still quite swollen - thigh and glute.?
See your surgeon.: Hardware removal can certainly be traumatic to the involved extremity, but to have significant swelling above the surgical site such as the hip and buttock may represent more than simple post-operative swelling. I would recommend follow-up evaluation with your surgeon to ensure there is no sign of infection or DVT (deep venous thrombosis). Better to be safe than sorry! See your surgeon. ...Read more
I just had my knee surgery 3 weeks and 4 days ago and my knee is fine but my toes on my right foot really hurts like pins are hitting it when I walk?
Speak with orthopod: I is difficult to be specific without being able to examine the area. Please call the orthopedist and tell him or her about the pain. ...Read more
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