Total Knee Replacement -Burning Pain
My mom had a total knee replacement 8 days ago and has severe burning all around the joint. It gets worse when she's sitting and raises her foot up to straighten her leg. She has to do to exercises and the pain was so bad today that she was in tears. The therapist wasn't very helpful and acted like my mom was overreacting. Has anyone else had so much burning after a knee replacement?
@raven My father also had a right TKR five years ago and experienced the burning sensation for a fair time afterward. I would describe it as a cute discomfort rather than pain. It gradually went away. I'm told the burning is because the nerves just below the skin surface have been disturbed. Exercise is important and therefore so are painkillers.
Some people sail thru the operation but others, like your mum and my father have to put up with the discomfort.