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I have been to the knee surgeon, spine specialist and ankle specialist. No one has mention anything in the article. Ankle specialist boot me in a boot and said see you in 4 weeks. Night pain is so severe that I mentioned it at PT and she suggested orthopedic lift insets in the boot and at night a soft night splint at 90 degree angle. Willing to try anything.

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Hello @janicemmccarthy. I'm sorry to read that you are having unexplained pain in your ankle since knee surgery in 2020. Rehabbing from knee replacement surgery is more than enough to focus on, without added grief.

I live with a chronic pain syndrome called Central Sensitization Syndrome (CSS). Are you familiar with it? It brings to light a whole other thought process, that is, once specific problems are ruled out, and consistent pain is non responding to treatments.

It's an upregulation of the central nervous system and can happen unexplainably, or after a traumatic life event, or even after surgery. You mentioned you were willing to try anything…it might be worth checking out. What do you think?

@janicemmccarthy In case you are curious…here is a video presentation on Central Sensitization Syndrome, given by Mayo Clinic's Dr. Sletten. Maybe something will click for you.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8defN4iIbho

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