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Offline susieq2007

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Ankle Pain-Two Months After TKR
« on: May 31, 2007, 03:22:20 PM »
I'm progressing well, 2 months since my total knee replacement. My pain when I walk is in my ankle, across the top. I told my os about it a month ago. I'm still going to physical therapy for it. Still no relief.

Has anyone else experienced this? Advice please.
                                                                                     
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March 27, 2007  TKR-right knee

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Re: Ankle Pain-Two Months After TKR
« Reply #1 on: May 31, 2007, 03:26:44 PM »
hi,

is it less painful when you wake up and more painful as the day progresses? generally speaking that indicates a mechanical problem in how you are using it, are you compensating somehow and using your ankle in a less than comfortable position?

what does your OS and physio say?

if you also dont mind me asking - what age are you - im just wondering in terms of your replacement - id be interested to know how young they will do them.
thanks!
1986 - recurrent dislocations of right patella began
1988 - Modified Hauser Procedure
1991 - dislocations started again
2005 to 2007 - 150 dislocations in 2 years - OUCH!!!
June 2007 - new OS, new physio
Oct 2007 - VMO woke up
Mar 2008 - big quads, still dislocating
Apr 2008 - next OS app

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Re: Ankle Pain-Two Months After TKR
« Reply #2 on: May 31, 2007, 04:28:55 PM »
Thank you for replying.

I'll turn 60 years of age in June. The ankle pain is when I walk. One month ago my OS wasn't concerned about it. The PT is hoping that it's because I'm walking different than before surgery. The PT doesn't believe that the OS can do much for it.

I'll go back to the OS if it hasn't improved by the end of June. For a short time I had hip pain because I am walking differently.
That pain is gone. This ankle pain has been ongoing for several weeks now.

I'm curious if anyone else has had ankle pain. I hadn't heard of that before.                    Susan :)
March 27, 2007  TKR-right knee

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Re: Ankle Pain-Two Months After TKR
« Reply #3 on: May 31, 2007, 05:45:43 PM »
Hi Susan,
It probably is because youre walking differently. Do you think it would be worth trying different types of shoes, or inserts?

Ive a completely dropped arch in the foot on my bad knee side - and a little hip trouble on the same side too - its all from not walking properly.

Ask your physio to check if your foot is pronating - there are inserts that can help with that - its your foot rolling inwards or outwards too far when you walk, if thats happening it might be putting strain on your ankle also.

Maybe you could try a light ankle support to see if that helps?

Hope your new knee is working out for you despite your ankle problems!
1986 - recurrent dislocations of right patella began
1988 - Modified Hauser Procedure
1991 - dislocations started again
2005 to 2007 - 150 dislocations in 2 years - OUCH!!!
June 2007 - new OS, new physio
Oct 2007 - VMO woke up
Mar 2008 - big quads, still dislocating
Apr 2008 - next OS app

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Re: Ankle Pain-Two Months After TKR
« Reply #4 on: June 01, 2007, 01:46:59 AM »
Tanya,

Thank you for your suggestions. I will check into all of that.          Susan :)
March 27, 2007  TKR-right knee