Knee sensitive to touch

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Good morning forum! I'm 10 weeks post op and I was wondering if anyone else have experienced sensitivity with their TKR? My knee is so sensitive it almost feels like I have no skin protecting it. I normally use my compression knee highs to help. It is quite painful especially when the covers rub against it. Other than the compression stocking, is there anything else I can do to relieve the discomforting feeling?

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    Hi Phillip

    This happens to me i bought a couple of those compression knee bandages they work for me i know where your coming from its hard enough to sleep try and use cotton if you can it doesn't irritate it good luck.

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    Hi when you say compression knee highs you may need to check with your doc about wearing these things overnight after six weeks not a good idea used one myself and had a blood clot doc said wearing it overnight if it was over the knee not a good idea maybe worth checking ps the sensertive period will pass
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    Hi Phillip

    I used a non adherent dressing (with micro pore tape to attach it) which helped enormously as the scar rubbed against the bed sheets and trousers when worn and was very sore. Mine took at least four months to feel easier. 

    Hope that helps x

     

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    I had a nerve problem after my TKR.  My leg was hypersensitive. I used gabapentin for over four months to help.  The feeling has just about gone away. See if your surgeon thinks it might help.
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    Gm. Im also 10 weeks in and i experience the same thing also. Pain is still vividly present to the po in nt where i almost drove myself to hospital at 3am. Did you have a manipulation done? I did and really can't tell if its helping. Sometimes i use long pjs and put and ace bandage not tight, so its not rubbing. Good luck. We both need some

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      I had the manipulation done as well and I can't tell if it helped. I have a cpm at home and it works better than therapy, and everything else that I have tried. I'm having a difficult time keeping my range of motion due to stiffness. My compression isn't too tight either I was just looking for other things to try.

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    Nerves are beginning to heal and refire. Nerve damage is the last to become normal and it can last for months. If you can't control it with ice, ask your primary care Dr about starting you on either gabepentin or lyrica. They can be very helpful controlling nerve pain.

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    Hi Phillip!

    I'm over a year post-op with my first TKR and nearly a year post-op with my second TKR. It was just THIS MONTH that it got a bit chilly so I tried wearing my jeans instead of my VERY SOFT yoga pants and Capri pants AND was FINALLY able to wear my jeans without feeling terrible sensitivity at my incision sites! I tried months ago but had to take them off and put my comfy soft Yoga pants back on instead.

    Less sensitivity will come for you, too, but patience is very essential!

    Look for slacks of very soft material. Avoid jeans unless they are very soft fabrics.

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