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It's inevitable that our balance is thrown off by a TKR . But the compensatory aches and pains are quite interesting.

I seem to have acquired quite a severe pain in my right hip where it was my left knee was operated on . Even hands getting sore with crutches .

Anyone else had this

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    I have had this too. My fingers are numb from the crutches.  I wonder if we notice the pain more in other places now as the original pain in the knee is mo longer there.
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    Try watching the way you step with the bad leg. Take your time, step ou straight, touch your heel, then the ball of your foot, then the toe. Most people are in such a hurry to get moving, they forget the entire walking proess has been a mess and has to be straightened out and slow and steady is the way. Otherwise the hips are turning and the hands are fighting to hold the crutches straight. Again, slow and steady
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    I don't have pain in my hip but have horrendous pain in my ankle on the side and all down the outside side of the foot. It is like a constant ache and throbbing which drives me crazy. I think it is because he also said he would realign my leg. Am seeing the consultant on Thursday so will see what he says then. 
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    I was told by a physio and by my pain specialist that our backs are very good at compensating for problems elsewhere - like dodgy knees and hips - when we are standing and walking. However, eventually something happens/changes to make the muscles unbalanced again - and they protest. If you are lucky they rearrange themselves and settle down but they can totally throw a wobbly and go into spasm which can cause all sorts of referred pain. The lower back is often involved - and the trigger points there, sort of where the dimples on our bottoms appear, can cause referred pain into the hip, groin and upper leg. Worth remembering.

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