Foot swelling 7 months post TKR

Posted , 5 users are following.

Hi,

So I went back to work 3 weeks ago on short hours and around the second week in I noticed my right foot which is the one that had the knee replacement has begun to sell daily and painful....

Any thoughts why and will this Go away as my walking increases.

I am a supervisor in a hospital and do a lot of walking ...

0 likes, 5 replies

Report / Delete

5 Replies

  • Posted

    No I don’t. But that is weird. Maybe ask one of the docs?
    Report / Delete Reply
  • Posted

    I am guessing you should take more breaks to elevate your foot during work.
    Report / Delete Reply
  • Posted

    I too am seven months post tkr and I'm experiencing the same thing. My foot will swell and my pain will be debilitating. It will be a couple of hours before I can walk. I went to see my surgeon last week. He took a xray and said it looks great. He had no definite answer for my problem and he had never heard of any other of his patients complain of the same thing. His best guess was that scar tissue is being pinched and causing my pain. He said opening my knee up again would make more scar tissue and may not solve anything. So, I guess I keep waiting and hoping it works itself out.

    Report / Delete Reply
  • Posted

    My guess is simply too much waking ... talk to them about this and reducing it - go to occ health if need be - and above all tell them you need them to make a hopefully temporary ‘reasonable adjustmebt’  to your duties and point out if need be that this is to help  keep you at work and not having to go off sick again! Do staff have rapid direct access to your Physio team - often a benefit for NHS staff but not always known about? I also work in hospital and I’m chair of the staff disabled network. 
    Report / Delete Reply
    • Posted

      Oh and do elevation and icing after any walking and maybe at regular intervals anyway. I have a device called a cryocuff I bought on Amazon after reading about it on a blog by a guy whose a TKR patient ( google kneedyman) and it’s been worth every penny. 

      I have a suspicion lots of people stop the ‘rest ice elevate’ routine way too soon.,,

      Report / Delete Reply

Join this discussion or start a new one?

New discussion Reply

Report or request deletion

Thanks for your help!

We want the forums to be a useful resource for our users but it is important to remember that the forums are not moderated or reviewed by doctors and so you should not rely on opinions or advice given by other users in respect of any healthcare matters. Always speak to your doctor before acting and in cases of emergency seek appropriate medical assistance immediately. Use of the forums is subject to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy and steps will be taken to remove posts identified as being in breach of those terms.

newnav-down newnav-up