Ankle and foot Pain

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I am almost 5 months post op. Knee good. No pain in knee itself. However, lately, my ankle and foot on the TKR leg have been aching and painful. I still walk about 2 miles a day with pup. But regardless of what I do during the day, I have the ache and pain in ankle and foot. I haven't let it stop me from daily activities. Is this something anyone else has developed?

Ellen

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    I have developed pain in both ankles. it started around five months after the TKR, and to begin with I thought it was just another of the side effects.  I am not sure what started it, but perhaps walking a lot more than I was used to (2 miles a day like you) but perhaps not.  Mine is now diagnosed at osteochondritis, and acute tendinitis of the tendon in the ankle.  Very painful, especially on first getting up in the morning. somehow I think it is unrelated to the TKR in my case, but I don't know really. osteo chondritis is more common in young athletes than in old biddies like me, so perhaps the two miles a day started it off!

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    I am 2 years out of R TKR. I wake up with pain in my ankles and feet (mostly the top of foot) and more so on the foot of my TKR. I went to the Dr. and had X-rays and my right Leg is shorter and I have arthritis in both feet. They never hurt before. I am a walker and although my knee doesn't hurt anymore, I have to take 2 800 Ibuprofen every day, plus I run a topical cream called Voltaren on my feet twice a day. I know orthopedic arches would help but not covered by insurance so I am using my old ones until I can afford. I am 63 and live in California. At least my knee doesn't hurt but now my feet.

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      I am 69, not overweight ( one of the things I did to help knees and avoid the TKR was lose 42 pounds- took a year). This ankle and top of foot pain just started recently. Both feet , but ankle on TKR leg only. Heat seems to help a bit, and I take prescription strength Naproxen (Aleve). But every day it comes back. I wonder if it is how I am walking. I do not limp and I am assuming my legs are the same length. I wear good sneakers for walking. Compared to what we went through for the TKR, this is minor, but still a pain in the #ss.

      Ellen

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    Oh dear Ellen I am going to say the same as the other people who have replied here, I think it's coincidental and that you probably have arthritis in your ankle/feet and you have not noticed it before because of the movement restriction you had before your knee operation.  I use and elasticated bandage to support my foot, I have tried a number of things and find the self adhesive type to be the best, this and losing weight have helped the situation and I am also down to have a steroid injection in the left ankle which is the worst.  Arthritis is horrid that's all that can be said.  Good luck 

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