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    Burning in knee after total knee replacement
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    Msiboss posted:
    Have constant burning in knee after total knee replacement. Is this abnormal,? Does it go away? What can I take for the burning to go away it has been 9 weeks today
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    oldordie responded:
    Where in the knee do you feel the burning? There are times, especially when I am doing certain exercises, that I feel like someone has put a burning piece of coal on my knee. My doctor has told me that it is the nerves healing. It has now been 17 days since my surgery and the burning is starting to turn into itching. Everyone heals at a different rate so maybe it is a good sign. Ask your doctor's office. They should be able to tell you if you can start putting creams or oils on your scar. It could be that you are just dealing with healing. I know I can feel the burning letting up a little more each day. Just my luck, I think that all the reasons I want to put something on my scar are going to be gone before I am allowed to do something about it.
     
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    An_251208 replied to oldordie's response:
    Burning is a sign of inflammation to my thinking...these surgeries cause a lot of inflammationn to our bodies. I 'm not a doc for sure, but I'd try some anti inflammatory supps and I read that turmeric is a good one, it can irritate stomach for some, so caution there...I have to careful with turmeric as I had an ulcer from a pharma drug yrs ago and it left a weakness in my stomach.

    I'm having some pretty good results with anatabloc for inflammation, a hip replacement 2.5 yrs ago left me a MESS...It's a supp so no script is necessary....

    Talk to your doc too about the burning...I have burning at the IT band damage on my thigh area....that to me is inflammation....and also inflammation in the spinal stenosis area, lots of burning..it's getting somewhat better, but there is a lot of burning there.
     
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    An_266805 responded:
    My husband haa a total knee replacement 5 weeks ago and experienced the same terrible burning pain and itching. The skin was red and thought to be inflammed but nothing eased it, just constant burning pain.
    I researched on-line and found hundreds of people suffering the same and just being given pain killers.
    I also discovered that it is nerve damage during the operation and quite rare.
    We spoke to our doctor, who was aware that it existed but had never seen a case, the same with our surgeon


    My husband was given Lyrica, a neuropathic pain treatment, and the difference within days has been unbeliveable — he can now sleep and have physio. Do speak to your doctor and take heart, it can be better.
     
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    Gatineau replied to An_251208's response:
    My husband haa a total knee replacement 5 weeks ago and experienced the same terrible burning pain and itching. The skin was red and thought to be inflammed but nothing eased it, just constant burning pain.
    I researched on-line and found hundreds of people suffering the same and just being given pain killers.
    I also discovered that it is nerve damage during the operation and quite rare.
    We spoke to our doctor, who was aware that it existed but had never seen a case, the same with our surgeon


    My husband was given Lyrica, a neuropathic pain treatment, and the difference within days has been unbeliveable — he can now sleep and have physio. Do speak to your doctor and take heart, it can be better.


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