Hi everyone. Do you suffer lower leg pain after a tkr? I know I sure did. Since some of you have approached me wondering about this topic, I thought it is time to write a blog post about it.
My pain started when I first started walking after my total knee replacement (tkr). The pain would get worse when I walked for any length of time. As I progressed in my recuperation, the pain would be sporadic.
Sometimes this pain was accompanied by a strange swelling on the front of my calf. The swelling was about 2 inches below my knee, more towards the outer side of my calf. This is when I used the R.I.C.E. Technique to calm everything down.
There were days, when I was overdoing my exercise, when I would have lower leg pain after my tkr. This also happened when doing steps, stairs, or lifting items. I have written about symptoms of overdoing it in other tkr blog posts throughout this site.
Hope my insight into lower leg pain after a tkr is helpful. Just remember…with persistence, work, and time…it does get better.
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