I may be in the wrong group and if so I'm sorry I had a TKR on 4-4-2022 and I'm doing well I've started PT . I've started having horrible stabbing burning pains in my inner thigh with movement. I'm using ice and elevation and it does help . I'm just hoping it's not something that can't wait until Monday when I see the PT person again .any input would be helpful. Thank you
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Good afternoon @kellyhall and welcome to Connect. Yes, you are in the right place if you are in Joint Replacements. That's where all of us end up who have undergone a TKR. And speaking of that…….you are just a couple of weeks post-surgery. It sounds like you have a new issue today and that is in your inner thigh. Was this a result of a PT visit? When did you first notice it? Did you fall or stumble? Are you walking well?
I am going to share a similar outcome with you. It may not be helpful but it is all I know at this moment. One of the PT exercises was very difficult for me early in my recovery last August. When it happened, my PT noticed and stopped the exercise. It was either a squat or a chair height exercise. She knew I was also going to MFR therapy twice a week and suggested that I let my MFR therapist work on it immediately.
I went right away and she was able to help. In essence, they became a team. My PT would introduce an exercise and then remind me to let my MFR therapist know if there was any discomfort or unusually intense pain as a result of the new exercise. Have you considered MFR therapy? Do you know how MFR works with post-surgery issues? Let me know and I will be happy to help.
May you be free of suffering and the causes of suffering.
What is MFR Therapy?
@jmanj, MFR is Myofascial Release Therapy. There is a discussion on MFR that you might find helpful.
Myofascial Release Therapy (MFR) for treating compression and pain: https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/myofascial-release-therapy-mfr-for-treating-compression-and-pain/
I have had 5 knee replacements in 5 years. Three in left knee and two in right. My last TKA was a two stage revision caused by an infection from my second TKA. The second TKA was a ceramic revision because I was allergic to the nickel alloy in my 1st TKA which has to be taken replaced.
In regard to burning pain. I have developed a continuous burning pain above my patella and below my quad tendon! on both legs. It is brutal. The Dr’a don’t know. It has ruined the quality of my life. I don’t know what to do. This is my first day on this site.
Welcome @johnsilberman, I know it must be really hard not knowing what to do when you are in so much pain. @janicemmccarthy mentioned tendonitis in her knee after a TKR in another discussion here – https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/tendonitis-in-knee-after-tkr-in-january-of-2020/
Here is an article that talks about tendinopathy that sounds similar to what you may be going through.
— Arthroscopic Management of Popliteal Tendon Dysfunction in Total Knee Arthroplasty: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4722494/
I'm wondering if a orthopedic sports medicine doctor might be able to offer some suggestions. Have you thought about seeking help at a major teaching hospital or health facility like Mayo Clinic?
I had tkr almost 2 yrs ago. I now have very painful scar tissue affecting my healing and physical therapy 2 x a week helps a little. I can’t see myself without pain and it upsets me. Anyone else have this problem and what have you done?
I am only 5 months post surgery, but I am curious as to why they are saying it is scar tissue. Have you lost ROM…
Are they using ASTYM to help break up the scar tissue?
I hope you get some relief .
I also am looking for a spot that fits my situation. Right now I am a sponge and want to know everything about TKR since I have my first TKR in a week. I am prepared for everyday things, like after care. but I really would like to read about good outcomes here. I am aware of many painful outcomes and infection, scar tissue & blood clots. What do you have to say to someone like me that is awakened in the night worrying?
I had double TKR in 2017 and my left leg is amazing! I couldn't walk before surgery and now the knee is like new. Good luck.
Good afternoon @maggiegirl1123, in one week you will have an opportunity to recover what I hope will be painless functioning for one of your knees. It will be good to have become a Connect member as you commence with your post-surgery program. However, let's talk about pre-surgery. Have you been doing some specific pre-surgery exercises to strengthen your leg and thigh in preparation for the TKR recovery? I have had 2 TKR's. For this last one, I took everything more seriously and accepted what is my responsibility to ensure a good recovery.
Are you having robotic surgery for greater surgeon accuracy? That is helpful. Will you be in the hospital overnight or going home the same day? Do you have a caregiver ready to help you at home? That is helpful #2. Will you be starting post-surgery PT right away? Another recommended part of your recovery plan that will be helpful.
Here's a statistical hint for you. On Connect, we receive a lot more posts about post-surgery problems than we do about post-surgery successes simply because the patients experiencing success don't need as much support. So….stay in touch and there will always be a mentor to provide assistance throughout your recovery. Good luck. I will be hoping for the very best for you. And I am not going any place so I will be right here.
May you be safe, protected, and free from inner and outer harm.