I had a bilateral TKR on January 7, 2016.

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Hi... Staring in April 2016 I started having severe burning pain upon sitting and standing. Saw my surgeon and he recommended additional PTO. Completed PT still have the burning pain today, one year later. So Frustrated. Anyone understand? Thanks so much.

M. A.

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    I too have burning pain following TKR but not associated with sitting or standing. This has been associated with a combination of inflammation (arising from artificial knee joint placed in the body) and nerve damage from surgery cut over the patella of the knee. Surgeon prescribed a drug called Lyrica that I used for about 4 months. Found though that whilst it helped with the burning sessation I was always very tired. So about 10 months ago I gave up that drug. Over that time the burning sensation has diminished but still wakes me each nite. When it is too much I now take an anti-inflammatory to give me a break from the grind. 

    Am now 17 months out from the TKR. Think I have several months more of the above until the burning sensation settles further.

    Not sure if this info helps.

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    Mary , I just can't imagine having both Tkr , how on earth do you manage? I had mine right knee done 13 weeks ago & it also keeps me awake every night with the dreaded burning, sensation. It's also very stiff. I walk & exercise, I go upstairs well , can come down although very painful & awkward. My bend is 110. I truly thought by now I'd be almost back to normal, how wrong was I. !!! Also my scar is so sensitive & cant bear being covered . Hope you feel better soon & can be free of this burning soon. x

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    Hi Mary Ann

    I must say that, luckily, I haven't had the nerve pain with TKR. Having had sciatica in the past I know how awful nerve pain is.

    If you look up Chico Marx's posts I'm sure he talks about nerve pain in one! Can't quite remember but I am fairly certain he has discussed it. Just look his name up & check down his posts. If you're very lucky he may reply to you or give a link.

    Sorry I'm not more help.



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