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Foot neuropathy after total knee replacement

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The foot pain has been noticeable since I got off of opioids at about 10 days post op, although the numb feeling was present since the day of surgery. The pain is intermittent and can appear at random moments. It can feel like I am standing on hot coals; like I have needles inserted under my toenails; or like the side of my foot has been sliced with a knife. Sometimes anything that touches my foot can set it off, even a bed sheet. The gabapentin does help but it has been a little tricky getting to the right dosage. The only side effect that I have noticed is some drowsiness after taking it, although I can usually push past that if I need to.
I continue to have some swelling in the knee. My surgeon thinks that the neuropathy is related to this swelling and should improve in time. How long did your knee swelling last?
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Hi can you tell me if the pain in y our foot ever went away? My husband had knee replacement 10 weeks ago and he has had constant foot pain since the time he woke up. His is knee gives him no pain and he has normal range of motion again in his knee.

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