Knee Pain Following Surgery.

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Following my bilateral foot surgery 2

Decompressive Osteotomies for HR my gait has changed now my Knees seem to be playing up. Has anyone any experience of this ?

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    Hi, Steve. When did you have your surgery? Following my bilateral surgery I didn't find that my knee hurt but I did have a lot of pain in one ankle. This was so bad that it woke me up at night. It was on the outside of one ankle. I had not had a problem with my ankle previously although I did have one sore knee and a painful hip in the opposite side.The other was fine. I also had quite a bit of lower back pain on the opposite side.

    When I saw my consultant at 3 months post op he said that this was not unusual and that it was to do with a change in my gait. He said that it would settle and I am pleased to say that it has. I am moving towards 6 months post surgery now. Don't seem to behaving a problem with knee or hip either. 

    When I first went to see the surgeon it was because of pain n my feet and also in knee and hip. He said that foot surgery should help and so far so good. 

    I go back to see him again on 14 th April which will be 6 months post surgery. I had a hammer toe corrected at the same time and this had it settled correctly army last appointment. It is improving. I definitely feel that he is making sure that All is well. 

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      Karen I had my first surgery the middle of last year didn't go well. Revision surgery about 8 weeks ago.

      Really felt knee problem after 2nd surgery 3 weeks in half wedge sandal.

      Hope mine settles. At the moment trying to arrange orthotics and have my knees checked.

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    Good idea. I have Ben advised by consultat at to only wear ' off the shelf ' orthotics at the moment. Usually have custom made ones. Maybe when I see hi. Next month then this might change. Sorry to hear that you had to have revision surgery. What happened with first surgery? What has been done in revision surgery? Is recovery the same? I am only asking because I am very happy with one foot but less happy with the other and preparing myself for the possibility of having to ahve some further work at some point. 
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      Had a few issues with surgery 1 and had to have a couple of different procedures. Recovery has felt different this time. Still hoping to get a reasonable result but time will tell.
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    Three days back at work. To be fair not as strenuous as I thought it would be. Feet and toes have held up quite well. Some pain and swelling. I have found whilst moving and working not to bad it's worse when I stop for a bit. The annoying part is my knees keep on giving me problems only think it's down to the change of gait. Hoping it settles down.
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    Steve,

    I had, have problems with my knees, esp the left one. After coming off the 'shoes' and trying to get back to normal walking, left knee used to seize up during the night, extremely painful, and quite hard to move. Also have had problems squatting, and sitting on the floor, well trying to stand up. Physio thinks it's due to muscle wastage and knees locking together during the first 6 weeks after the op. Slowly getting better, doing lots of exercises for quads and gluts, but the pain is still there. 

    Do you also find that one foot seems to be healing better than the other?

    keep in there, I'm 18 weeks, and slowly getting there.

    Caroline

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      Caroline,

      I started to have really bad knees after my revision surgery. I was put into a different type of post op shoe think it was called Darko half wedge this forced my knees back. This along with my changed gait is giving me trouble. My right knee is worse than my left at the moment. I get a burning pain from the knee cap up the thighs. I am 8 weeks post op and it is really starting to worry me. I am trying to get My GP to refer me for proper gait analysis and get my knees checked out.

      As to the feet it's certainly a different experience for each one. The left has very little swelling but I do suffer sharp pains. Right has more swelling and a dull ache not sure how long this may take to subside. The surgeon said he would be worried if this was still there in 6 months. Though there are so many different resources quoting different timescales it is difficult to know what to believe.

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