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Night Sweats After Knee Replacement
Had two accidents and have a nail in my femur. Have undergone knee replacement. Sweat during the day and fever at night. Bloodtests all ok?
Follow up X Ray: You have to make sure the hardware (nail) is not infected. More advanced X Ray may be needed and more blood work ...Read more
Night sweats may be a sign of an overactive thyroid, vitamin d deficiency, or a more serious problem like hodgkin's disease. The most common cause is probably just a heavy mattress and a warm room. The result is the same: waking up overheated and sweaty. Some people have a problem with sweating not just at night. ...Read more
My mum had a total knee replacement about 6 weeks ago. She gets pain daily usually at night. It also feels warm. Is this normal n for how long?
If red or hot: Have the knee examined by her orthopedic surgeon-asap. ...Read more
Had partial knee replacement nearly 3 weeks ago. I have been having PT 5 times a week since. Last night and today the pain is overwhelming and worse?
Call your ortho: Go to your orthopedic Dr. It could be an infection or failure of the cement. ...Read more
Knee replacement in sept. It is hurting at night again more and in the day. Also feels mushy when u press it maybe fluid. What causes that?
Fluid or blood: See your surgeonGet a more detailed answer ›
2 years ago, I had knee replacement. After extensive p/t, I am suffering with spasms in the knee area at night or when relaxing. My doc prescr. Flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl) 5 mg. At night. No relief. Help.
Second opinion?: It might be time to get a second opinion. You could certainly also go back to your current treating doctor and let them know that you have had no relief. ...Read more
Partial knee replacement 4 wks. I started using aspercreme heat on muscles around knee. Used last night. Just got out of shower and leg burning...?
Observe: After knee replacement or other major surgery there can be either numbness or hypersensitivity of local nerves. When you put "heat" creme on hypersensitive nerves, it can cause a burning sensation. It's probably not dangerous. Worth watching if the sensation gets better when you withhold the creme. The main thing to do is make sure you get your range of motion back and strengthen you knee. ...Read more
My mother who is 58 yrs had a bilateral total knee replacement a year ago but she is experiencing very bad burning sensation around the knee, skin and legs especially at night, what is likely to cause this, any suggestions? Thanks
Will total knee replacement help my problem? Both legs from knees to feet ache all day and night. Top of feet sore to touch. Walking 20 to 30 minutes is extent of mobility time. Must sit for a few minutes.
I have osteoarthritis in both knees but I am too young for knee replacement how can I manage the pain, I can, t get around very well.
Arthritis exercise.: Osteoarthritis is best treated with regular exercise and being at your ideal weight. The pain can be treated with acetaminophen, and anti inflammatory medications, such as naproxen, and ibuprofen. Injections to knees with steroids, or the use of Hyaluronate products are effective. ...Read more
See Ortho doc: You may need exercises to range your knee, however if there is something wrong with your replacement the orthopedic doc may need to further evaluate you. ...Read more
On june 10 th I have knee replacement. My knee doesn't respond as well as I expect. It doesn't flex enough. I will have knee manipulation. What is this?
I am having knee replacement in april, 2013. I can't take opium pain medication. What else can I take to relieve the pain? Thanks, dee
It would be very wise to meet with a pain specialist prior to your surgery to set yourself up for success. Alternative investigation too may help: meditation, acupuncture, massage.
Possible meds include
pain blocker Gabapentin (neurontin)
anti inflammatory such as meloxicam, naprosyn, (naproxen) etc
opiate alternative tramadol (warning; addictive too)
seek specialty advice. ...Read more
What are injection options for knees that won't further deteriorate the joint? Trying to prolong total knee replacement but am in immense pain
Had a partial knee replacement 9/28. Pain ok when sedentary but when standing pain almost unbearable. Normal? Don't wanna call surgeon quite yet.
Do not be shy!
Please let your surgeon know your problem! ...Read more
Mom overweight, had total knee replacement 6mths ago. Is pain due to weight or from replacement? (1st few months dr said knee wasn't sitting right)
Poor function: Although xrays are helpful in determining whether knee replacement is indicated, pain and poor function are the primary indications. Severe arthritis will cause pain, swelling, and instability (particularly when descending stairs). When these issues affect your quality of life, and other measures have failed, knee replacement may be indicated. A well-done knee replacement should last 20-25 yrs. ...Read more
Look for other cause: There are many potential sources of knee pain. Hip pain can be referred to the knee. A pinched nerve in the back can cause knee pain. The superficial nerves at round the knee can become sensitized. A physiatrist can help determine the cause and prescribe treatments. Acupuncture and physical therapy can be helpful. ...Read more
Pain: If you have significant pain in that knee, you will know. ...Read more
Depends?: If your husband has developed an infection then the best option is to be evaluated by an orthopaedic surgeon who is specially trained in joint replacement surgery to give you options. ...Read more
VERY, if indicated: Total knee replacement (tkr) is a real success stories of modern medicine. When indicated, a tkr can be a overall health game changer. Tkr recipients usually regain levels of activity that became otherwise impossible or intolerable (walking, biking, stair climbing). Aerobic exercise in turn provides excellent support for overall cardiopulmonary health. Discuss tkr with your orthpaedic surgeon. ...Read more
Never too young: When all conservative options have been exhausted, and symptoms have become disabling, then it is time for knee replacement, regardless of age. Current knee replacement techniques result in 20-30 years of pain free function 95% of the time. If you are young, then you might anticipate that revision knee replacement might be necessary in your future. ...Read more
Partial knee: You can expect relief from arthritis that involves only one compartment of the knee. The recovery is quick and patients often return to work after 2 weeks and get back to low impact sports by 6-8 weeks. However, 35 is young for a partial knee. The implant has 85-90% chance of lasting 10 years but the risks of revision are higher in young patients. Make sure there are no other options. ...Read more
TKA: Postop you will be in hospital for a few days, then either go home or to a rehab hospital. Either way you will need several months of pt and home exercises. Pain can be significant at first, but improves steadily over the 1st 3-6 weeks. You will be feeling really good and back to most normal activities by 3 months although full recovery can take 6 months to a year. ...Read more
Strength: Although most pts are limited with pain prior to a tka, doing excercises to build-up your quads will help. This can be straight leg raises and wall sits. Practice using a cane or crutches as well. Building up your iron stores with a MVI (multivitamin) or eating greens will help limit any affects of postop anemia. ...Read more
Total knee recovery:
Full maturation period for a total knee is 12-18 months. This is to achieve final full motion ; strength ; the fluid motion you will have for many years to come. Most people will participate in 6-12 weeks of formal pt.
However, somewhere between 4-12 weeks, people generally stop their formal therapy and continue there lifelong maintenance exercise program. Best outcomes require regular exercise. ...Read more
Sleep hyperhidrosis, more commonly known as the night sweats, is the occurrence of excessive sweating (hyperhidrosis) during sleep. The sufferer may or may not also suffer from excessive perspiration while awake. Sleep hyperhidrosis may occur at any age, but is most commonly ...Read more
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