← Return to Foot problems after TKR

topdog11 (@topdog11)

Foot problems after TKR

Bones, Joints & Muscles | Last Active: Jul 15 6:11pm | Replies (21)

Comment receiving replies

After my second set of hip replacement surgeries, I needed "gait training" from PT, new orthotics from my foot doc, and (UGH!) to replace all my shoes that had any wear on them. My lower body alignment & foot position was so changed that wearing anything from before cause much pain. Even now, 11 years later, I must carefully test shoes at home with my orthotics, before keeping them. And NO flip-flops or slides, not even the "good ones" except for very limited use – to the mailbox, to the pool…
Written as I am trying out some new shoes I got last week – I think they are keepers.

Jump to this post

Replies to "After my second set of hip replacement surgeries, I needed "gait training" from PT, new orthotics..."

Thank you! Since my surgery I saw a foot doctor 2x, family physician in between. The foot doctor did not treat anything…sent me to an imaging center to make sure there was no blot clot. I had to research to find that many people with TKR where the leg had to be straighten had foot issues. Why in the world did the foot doctor not know this. I even asked him if it could be an issue because they had to turn the leg. He didn't even acknowledge it! I spent a few dollars to come full circle to absolutely nothing. And quite a few medications which didn't help the problem. No one address the "gait" problem, I had to read it online. May I ask what kind of shoes your wear (you mentioned you bought new ones) Thank you for replying and affirming I have a problem from the surgery. No one I went to would even address that. I guess they were afraid to say that…..I don't really know, but I'm not trying to point a finger I just want them to find the problem and help me recover the foot. Its so bad now I had to quit driving. So I called and they are sending me to a "foot specialist", but he is full and will call when I can get an appointment. Hope its soon. Have a good day!