Numbness in foot after tkr
I am reaching out to someone who posted last month about numb foot. They were going to have surgery for circulation on April 11 and I wanted to know if it resolved the problem. I think mine was caused by using the compression socks for 30 days. I begged the doctor to let me stop using them during the day but they did not want to be responsible for risk of blood clots. I was quite active and fit (with all parts of my body except my right leg) before the surgery, so I think the socks interfered with my nerves somehow. I am 7 weeks out from surgery and the foot is not keeping me awake all night anymore and the string around the toe sensation has almost gone away entirely. My knee swelling has gone down a lot and I think the ability to get good flexion is taking off a strain that was making everything really tight down to my foot. I force my knee to bend with a strap around my ankle. I attach a cord (bsthrobe tie) to the metal ring on a velcro gym strap that is atound my foot or sometimes just around the ankle, and I am up to 128 degrees. So I just wanted to let anybody with this type of foot numbness and extreme pain, that it will go away as the leg gets more active. I was really feeling defeated and scared and decided to just not think about it as much as possible. Just work the knee hard and you have to cause yourself a lot of pain to get the best results. I am on a bike 20 minutes three times a day and I do a heavy regimen of exercises and stretches three times a day that the PT gave me. That should be your life for recovery. I have a good meal at the end of the day for my reward.