... back are in alot of pain, rendering me crippled for over a year. Has anyone had this happen? I suspect entrapment from the beginning. Does anyone relate to this situation? I need support
I had left total knee replacement at age 52 in May 2012.
I have had more pain and problems than I ever could have imagined since.
I walk with a stick all the time now i use a 3 wheeled trolley when out and about.
I was a health care assistant in the hospital I had my surgery in. Off work for 8 months then offered a new position as a receptionist . Had lots of time off sick since.
Back pain and shin/ankle pain has been unbearable . Had a spinal assesment today and the consultants opinion is it's all due to the knee replacement . It has ruined my life in so many ways .
Hope you can get some relief
Dear Brooklynn13, obviously you need to get to an orthopaedic surgeon (a different one) ASAP. You need to find out if the surgery was properly done, and/or if there is some infection or other problem. I say a different doctor only to get another opinion- and I would choose carefully- preferably someone at a University or a clinical professor. If they are not available, then a highly regarded orthopedic surgeon for your condition. Dont go to a sports medicine dr, or a general orthopedist, go to someone who does a lot of joint replacement. Get a thorough exam, and find out what is going on. Until you do that, you will be guessing- and obviously no one here can give you any answers until the question is clear. I hope this helps and I hope you get the answers you obviously need. Keep us posted.
I know this is an old thread, but I had the same problem. Knee replacement in 2009... in 2010 I was diagnosed with RSD/CRPS. The pain still gets to be unbearable, but I have a great pain management team and that really helps. The pain never goes away all the way, but is more bearable worth treatment. Unfortunately flare ups are a part of it and that's when a great pain management team really help. I hope that you've found some relief.
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