Strange feeling

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Hi al

I had a TKR 4 weeks ago and have recovered extremely well. However today , I was walking when all of a sudden I felt a bit faint and my leg felt a bit numb . I sat down and the numbness went , I had no pain and it hasn't swollen  at all. Can anyone tell me if they have experienced this and iv so what it is. I don't know whether to go to the hospital Orr whether it's just scar tissue breaking down ???

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    This is part of the healing process. Many different things, feelings and sensations will happen in the process of healing. Remember it can take a year or more.
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    At 4 weeks I'm guessing 2 things. You've overdone it and its letting you know about it and you have let yourself get seriously dehydrated.

    Stop and rest....that means lay down and elevate...take an hour nap. The second, substantially increase your water intake. Get up to 60 oz. daily. (One note: reverse that order as its hard to hydrate reclining or sleeping. The body has an alarming method for telling you to slow down....one way or another, it'll get your attention.

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    Are you goiong to physiotherapy? If so i would mention this to them.

    It certainly seems a bit odd.

    Are you walking with crutches still?

    Sarah

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      I am yes

      I spoke to the hospital this morning and they say that this is normal and not unusual so will see if it happens again. I didnt feel any pain or anything so may have just done too much 🙁🙁

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