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Almost eight weeks after TKR, I am still in a great deal of pain. Not so much in the knee, but defferred pain in my entire leg, worst in calf, shin and ankle. I did really well, never needed to use sticks or crutches from day one, did all the exercise without much problem,,,, but, from the second week, my leg muscles went into spasm and I have been in agony since. I am not sleeping more than a maximum of three hours out of 24 and there is nowhere I am comfortable ! I am pacing around to aleviate the pain for between 20 and 22 hours a day..... Non of the pain relief prescribed has helped ( Paracetamol, Tramadol and Diazapam ) and I am just about demented with the lack of sleep more so than the pain ! At my six week check up, I was told that all was well, the only exercise I was told to do was to try and get my leg straighter as it is not quite as straight as the other one...... I am driving again, but would not be able to drive more than 40 miles without being in pain. None of the medical staff I have spoken to seem to be concerned about this, but I am just about at my wits end now. Is it just me ? I have a high pain threshold and have been told I may have " overdone " things from the beginning !!!!
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