pain in back and left side of ankle after TKR

Posted by janicemmccarthy @janicemmccarthy, Aug 1, 2021

In January of 2020 I had my second knee replacement . The left leg was done and 6 weeks later I had severe pain at the back and left of my ankle. Several months later after prednesone and pt my knee surgeon gave me a corizone shot in the ankle. two days later the pain went away. Then in February of 2021 it came back. went to get cortizone shot and they said they can't do them anymore they are to dangerous. went to an ankle specialist and he said the same thing. Starting pt for gentle stretches and I am in an aircast boot. That is doing a terrible number on both my knee replacements. Any suggestions what I can do for my knees since they are stiff and painful.

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@janicemmccarthy I am sorry you are dealing with ankle pain and complications post-surgery.

I wanted to share the following information to see if it would be helpful to you based on your experience.

– Correlation of knee and hindfoot deformities in advanced knee OA: compensatory hindfoot alignment and where it occurs:
https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/25024033/
Does any part of that information help or sound familiar?

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@amandajro

@janicemmccarthy I am sorry you are dealing with ankle pain and complications post-surgery.

I wanted to share the following information to see if it would be helpful to you based on your experience.

– Correlation of knee and hindfoot deformities in advanced knee OA: compensatory hindfoot alignment and where it occurs:
https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/25024033/
Does any part of that information help or sound familiar?

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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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@janicemmccarthy

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?

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@janicemmccarthy

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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@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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@rwinney

@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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thank you, I will watch the video

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