Shin pain 5 yrs post tkr

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After this tkr I have had 2 x mua resulting with a little more movement. I have been able to play golf slowly but now have started to get some shin pain which can be very painful at times. Has anyone else suffered with the same problem. Still taking regular pain killers with some effect.

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    It sounds like your tendons, muscles, or IT band are shrinking.  If you needed mua's for motion I would gather that would be good for motion but your other range of motion is being hindered and causing pain.  If your starting to play golf your leg motion/usage is changing and will use areas of your leg will scream at you because they have been dormant.

    I would suggest looking up stretching for the tendon/IT band/muscles.  I stretch a lot, every morning 40 seconds touching the floor with my hands when I wake and throughout the day if my leg starts to hurt.  I am at 6 weeks and finally was able to get in the bath.  I sat in a hot bath with epson salts and got my heel to almost touch my behind.  It was a fantastic stretch and today my leg feels really good.  

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    When did you have the TKR and why did you have the MUA

    I had  TKR in Feb 2016 and it nearly crippled me.

    I have just undergone patella resurfacing where he interred a button like object between my patella and new knee.

    That was two weeks ago. I have the clips out tomorrow but what a terrible experience the whole thing has been

    If I could go back to February 2016 I would never have had it done in the first place.

    The whole thing has played havoc with my general health

    So far sinc this second op, I’m walking a bit better and there is not so much  pain of a night but that’s how I was as before going down the route of a TKR and my health was stronger 

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    Hi Kay. I take daily vitamin B12 1000mg for shin pain. I was a big walker (10-12 Kms a day) prior to arthritis and bone on bone knees. I still try to walk 3-4 kms a day however I found vitamin B12 supplements assist with the pain in my shins when I do too much. Ask a naturopath if they might assist you. Good golfing! x
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