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shin pain after tkr
An_206581 posted:
I am 5 days post op of tkr. Yesterday, I started experiencing very sharp shin pain everytime I get up to walk. I can hardly bear weight initially but it does go away after I get going. Is this "normal'? I've not read where anyone else has experienced this.
_swank_ responded:
I don't know if I would call it normal but it's certainly expected that you will experience all kinds of weird pains and sensations that you never felt before. It's all part of the healing process and at five days post-op it's only just begun. Intense pain when you first stand up is 'normal' as well. I always heard it called 'blood rush' as blood moves down into your leg. This has happened to me after every knee surgery I've ever had. If you've never had surgery before then all this stuff can seem scary. Look over all the paperwork they gave you and just make sure you pay attention to any of the warning signs of infection, blood clots, etc.
An_245758 responded:
I had a totol hip replacement 5days ago and everytime I get up my shin feels like it's on fire.I am having the same experience as 206581 posted two years ago. How long did it last? Thanks
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