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