Calf Numbness after Total Knee Replacement

Posted by katclub @katclub, Sun, Apr 28 4:52pm

Hi it will be 3 weeks this Tuesday is numbness on the side of leg unusual. Stiffness is awful but at this point I guess this is normal, isn’t it? Thanks

Hi @katclub that must be so frustrating to feel numbness on your calf.

I wanted to tag fellow Connect members @ellerbracke @debbraw and @johnbishop as they have all had knee replacements and can share if this is something they have experienced, or if they experienced something similar.

Back to you @katclub does the numbness come and go, or is it constant?

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Hi @katclub, I am 23 days post op for a total knee replacement and I had numbness of the feet and ankles before I started due to my neuropathy. My right leg is still a little stiff and swollen and I do think it's mostly normal. Maybe others can also share their experience. I also have lymphedema for which I am supposed to wear compression socks but have not really been able to start wearing them like before. They did control the swelling.

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@ethanmcconkey

Hi @katclub that must be so frustrating to feel numbness on your calf.

I wanted to tag fellow Connect members @ellerbracke @debbraw and @johnbishop as they have all had knee replacements and can share if this is something they have experienced, or if they experienced something similar.

Back to you @katclub does the numbness come and go, or is it constant?

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Numbness is always there. The front of knee but on the outside too. The home pt girl don’t worry but I am!

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@ethanmcconkey

Hi @katclub that must be so frustrating to feel numbness on your calf.

I wanted to tag fellow Connect members @ellerbracke @debbraw and @johnbishop as they have all had knee replacements and can share if this is something they have experienced, or if they experienced something similar.

Back to you @katclub does the numbness come and go, or is it constant?

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Knee is stiff stiff stiff, again normal at 3 weeks!

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Hi @katclub – Yes! I think numbness is normal for quite a while. Certainly at 3 weeks it shouldn't be anything to worry about. My doctor told me that the three things he had the most complaints about were numbness, discomfort on kneeling and a clicking sound. Do you have any of the other two? Best of luck as you continue your recovery.

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@debbraw

Hi @katclub – Yes! I think numbness is normal for quite a while. Certainly at 3 weeks it shouldn't be anything to worry about. My doctor told me that the three things he had the most complaints about were numbness, discomfort on kneeling and a clicking sound. Do you have any of the other two? Best of luck as you continue your recovery.

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Numbness is normal doctor said on or around knee, front of leg below knee is numb, he said he believes due to my intense sciatica.
I have the not unexpected pain, burning at knee area. No pain on leg.

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My husband had total knee replacement almost four years ago and still has numbness on the outside of the knee. At this point we don't expect it to improve.

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