Total right knee replacement on Feb 27, 2017

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I am still in a lot of pain at night. During the day and night my knee is swollen and I get tingling, numbness and sharp pain all the time but I am able to drive, and walk up and down the stairs at where I live. I am going on a trip next month but I am still worried mostly about the swelling, tingling, and numbness.

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    Do you rest your leg during the day? I get night pain sometimes but only when i have done too much in the day. My TKR early March 2017
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      Yes, Jenny I am resting in the day time. I believe the pain which is not to bad in the day time is because I have RA and when the surgery was done the RA had eaten my knee up. It's at night time when it's bad but I have to admit it is getting better.

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    Hi Lynn,

    I'm about month further along than you and I still have numbness on the outside of my knee, swelling but no tingling now. If I sit with my knee bent for too long it makes the swelling worse as does being on it too long. I returned to work this week at 11 weeks post TKR and even though I'm only doing 3 hour shifts sitting down I have to elevate as soon as I return home. Also I feel totally wiped out which just isn't me as I used to be so active. Fingers crossed my energy levels return soon but I realise our bodies have been through one of the most barbaric invasive surgeries there is so I still rest when my body tells me to.

    Night times still get to me sometimes but less frequently now. 

    Healing vibes x

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    I've still got an area of numbness on the outside of the knee Lynn, but expect it to take a while if it will ever go.  I think the tingling is the nerves mending.  I was warned by the surgeon that the swelling can go on for up to a year.

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      Yes to everything.  Tight "band" feeling, stiffness, clicking, popping, clunking and more.  Could take 12-18 months to resolve.  For me, I don't think the sounds will ever go away.  The tingling will fade but you may have some permanent topical numbness.  Had my hip replaced in '09.  There's still this one spot...

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    Hi  I have memories exactly like this, the thing that worked best for me was regular sessions of icing and elevation...I had a gel pack that I would put behind my knee, with a towel I between for comfort and a bag of peas I kept for the job on the front again with a towel in between, I found doing this for 5/10mins really help with the swelling and my physiology encouraged me to rub my skin with different textures, ie. The scratches side of washing up sponges, brushes, sponges etc to recover sensation. Seems to me you are doing well good luck
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    I had my surgery 3/14/17. I had crazy night time knee pain, almost to the point of crying. I haven't had any of that for at least 3weeks now. Yay!

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