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Burning after total knee replacement

Joint Replacements | Last Active: Apr 28 1:51am | Replies (194)

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Hi @grammygolfs – I have had two TKRs and I did acupuncture with both. It was very helpful will pain relief and getting off the strong meds. Full disclosure: I did not have the burning pain or the IT band tightness. Still, it could not hurt. I would try it and see if it gives you any relief. Have you used acupuncture before for any other conditions?

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I had reflexology and acupuncture shortly after my 1st knee replacement because it wasn't rehabbing well…poor flexibility and MUCH pain. I don't know that it helped, as I had pain requiring analgesics for about 4-5 months post op. Both knees bother in certain positions and need a pillow between at nigh, which isn't so uncommon, had tight band feeling for quite a while with my 1st knee; Burning was always somewhat there, but has gotten worse the past 8-9 months. (almost 2 and 3 years post op…I'm now 2 1/2 and 3 1/2 years out). I see a neurologies in a few weeks. I sure wish insurance would cover acupuncture and reflexology.

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