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I'm in the UK and had my TKR through the NHS nine weeks ago. Two weeks after surgery I had pins and needles in my calf and shin which developed into a painful burning sensation with sharp electrical shocks in the foot and ankle. This condition started 7 weeks ago and my PT told me it would disappear on its own, my doctor prescribed a painkiller which I've learnt is useless for nerve pain. Last week I saw my surgeon and explained my symptoms, I am now waiting to have an MRI scan which to me points to problems caused by the spinal block I had immediately before surgery. These last few days I feel there has been a slight improvement but it could be I'm getting used to the pain. I'm worried the MRI results will show inoperable and permanent damage, I've not read a post on here from anyone who has suffered nerve damage but if you have had a similar experience what was your prognosis, and was it cured by surgery or other means.
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