Pain and burning sensation after total ankle replacement surgery.
Hello, I had my ankle replacement almost 1 month, still have many different kinds of pain and much burning. The rod in my shin is giving me stabbing pains. I am very concerned and don't know what to do. I have followed the doctor's orders meticulously. I am done with physiotherapy, the physical therapist said that it's looking great and everything is proceeding according to plan but I experience pain and burning sensations at times. Is it normal to have pain and burning sensations post surgery?
@layton Hello, It is normal to experience a burning sensation, and pain after foot surgery especially if tissue has been cut or removed and bones were moved back into place. Ankle operations, tenderness, and swelling can take 3-4 months to resolve. Some people still experience mild pain, and the area may be swollen for several months after surgery. If the pain increases then please consult your doctor. Thanks!