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More Nerve Damage, Bone Spur & TKR Insight

Hi my favorite readers! Recently, I have received a number of comments regarding nerve damage after a tkr. I have written about this previously, as in the post below, but wanted to provide yet another update. The update involves my personal experience. My nerve damage was caused prior to my tkr. Remember, your experience may be different..and probably is. Anyways…here goes:

The nerve damage pain caused from a former bone spur is unpredictable. Sometimes it flares up after swimming and sometimes it does not. I have noticed that when I extensively use my legs during the paddling process, the pain exacerbates quickly. Sometimes the pain is so intense that I need to bite my tongue to walk into the locker room. Sometimes the pain is simply an annoyance.

When the pain does flare up, I notice that doing some upper torso turns provides a natural way to reduce pain levels. The exercise involves keeping my upper body facing straight ahead while my lower body turns from right to left. Or rather, I turn my body in those directions. :)

What I find interesting is over the years, I have noticed that the nerves alongside my knee seem to be attached to the lower portion of my spinal column. Knee-to-chest exercises also work well to reduce pain levels. Rarely does the nerve pain extend to my ankle.

Well, thought I’d share the information to help others going through the same thing.

Find interesting? Kindly share…Thanks!

1 comment to More Nerve Damage, Bone Spur & TKR Insight

  • Jennie Foti

    I’m amazed, I must say. Rarely do I encounter a blog that’s both equally educative and amusing. Without a doubt, you have hit the nail on the head. I’m so glad I found this site. :) The problem of living with ongoing nerve damage caused by bone spurs is an issue that too few men and women are speaking intelligently about. I’ve been living with the condition for 10 years and sometimes feel so alone. In fact, I haven’t found the topic discussed anywhere on the web. Now I found your site and don’t feel so alone. thanks Booktoots!
    I’m very happy that I found this informative article in my hunt for something relating to this. I shall return!

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