5 weeks out extreme pain

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I had my tkr about 5 weeks ago, I am having alot of pain in my lower leg and ankle. Has anyone else gone thru this? The pain gets so bad ice does not help and I can not sleep even with the help of medicine.

Please any help or suggestions would help.

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    Hello Lawrence. I am now 8 weeks since my operation but yes I was having pain in m shin bone and ankle about the same time as you . It's has gone now so you can look forward to the next few weeks . 

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    Take pain meds as long as you need them. I think we have all had that dumb shin pain. Is your calf red or warm? Could be a sign of blood clot. Do you still have mobility in your knee? If mobility is lessened and knee is hot and swollen it could (rarely) be an infection of the new joint. I'd call the surgeon if you are worried but it may be that damn shin pain you get from having the thing placed.

    Sometimes I'm still sorry I did it in 2014....then I remember I couldn't walk. Best wishes my friend.

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