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Thu, Sep 26 1:19pm · 1 year anniversary of TKR in Joint Replacements

There is a reclining yoga pose called Figure 4. It's a laying on your back simulated pigeon pose. You can get an intense stretch of the piriformis muscle and relief from sciatica.

Sun, Sep 15 11:18pm · Severe Pain after 2nd TKR in Joint Replacements

Hi – I'm 9 weeks out from my second TKR this year and I'm having pretty severe nerve pain when anything rubs up against the inside of the joint – including clothing, sheets, etc. — it's like burning hot spots on the kneecap and occasional zings of pain down the inside of the calf, coupled with numbness of the inside of the calf. It's wearing me out!! Anyone experienced this? It's numb and it hurts at the same time.

Tue, Aug 20 4:34pm · Bristly sensation in Joint Replacements

That bristly feeling is nerve pain from healing. Nerves that a long time to quiet down. I have that on both TKRs, worse on one knee. At night, even the sheet touching it can set it off.

Fri, Aug 16 5:36pm · scar tissue after knee replacement in Joint Replacements

Just because a drug has the potential to be addictive doesn't mean that YOU will become addicted to it. If it's used responsibly under a doctor's care, it can help your healing.

Mon, Jun 24 1:18pm · scar tissue after knee replacement in Joint Replacements

I found a really good chiropractor who had bee recommended by a friend who used him after her knees. He saved my butt … literally!! It made a huge difference!! Maybe your PT can recommend someone.

Mon, May 20 2:48pm · Has anyone had a tight band feeling after total knee replacement? in Joint Replacements

I am 4 1/2 months out and still have soreness, pain with stairs, night-time discomfort. I don't think it automatically goes away at any set point. Every knee is different.

Wed, Apr 24 1:11pm · Chronic,debilitating pain after knee replacement in Joint Replacements

If anyone has bad IT band syndrome ask your PT for cupping. it's like a complete turnaround!! The cupping separates the fascia from adhering to the muscle underneath. It's a great tool!

Fri, Apr 19 1:25pm · Numbness in foot after tkr in Joint Replacements

I had horrible sciatica after surgery and I was referred to a chiropractor who helped me so much it was like a miracle. My hips were totally out of whack and once he realigned them, the sciatica gradually disappeared. It sounds like sciatica is a big part of your problem.
One thing that works at home is to sit on a tennis ball positioned squarely where the sciatic nerve comes out of the hip. Hurts a lot, but it really does relieve that pain after 10 minutes or so. As far as the inside pain, my PT said my body was trying to tell me something about the way I was standing and walking. If you turn out your foot and your leg "manspreads," ..you're putting force on the inner knee. Try paying attention to the body mechanics of sitting, rising from the sit, etc.