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I am 8 weeks out from bilateral knee replacements. Knees are doing great. Extension is 100 for both. Still stiff and doing PT , however, I woke from surgery with right heal and underside of my foot numb. The numbness also includes the pinky toe. When walking I feel like a deflated football is under my foot. Under the deflated football is a bed of pins and needles. At first Doctor P A and physical therapist said I've never heard of that over and over. An x-ray of my foot and my back was. Taken, X-rays were within normal limits. The sensation is very frustrating and I'm worried that it's permanent I wondered if there is anyone else that has been through this and how long it took it for it to go away for them. Does someone have a suggestion I have tried reflexology and pressure point therapy with a chiropractor. The numbness has leveled out on the underside of my foot but has not diminished. I was prescribed an anti-inflammatory that did nothing and was told to resume ibuprofen 800 mg every 8 hours, Tylenol every 4 hours. The pin and needle pain seems to diminish with this regiment. I can tell that my 8 hours is about to be up because my foot feels extremely swollen however looks absolutely normal other than my heel appearing a little on the white side. Some of the numbness extends up the back of my ankle but I am able to raise and move my toes a side of my pinky toe at times. I would love some thoughts on what is happening and if there is any suggestions on something I should try to get my foot back to Norm. I had no problem with my foot prior to surgery. I am not diabetic. I am 55 years old.
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