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Hi, my name is Bickell! Week seven after knee replacement, any advice?

Bickell Community member Posts: 1 Listener
Hi everyone has anyone had severe pain since day one I am at week seven after total knee replacement and still in horrendous pain in my knee shin foot can hardly bend my knee my foot is ice cold and pins and needles don’t seem to be getting anywhere with the hospital. And don’t see surgeon till 20th March would be grateful for any advice it’s so depressing 


  • Zimba
    Zimba Community member Posts: 1,873 Pioneering
    Hi Bickel,  just wanted to welcome you to the forum, I’m sorry to hear you’re in so much pain.  I hope some on here can be of help.  Hope you start to feel better soon. 
  • Rosie_Scope
    Rosie_Scope Posts: 2,233 Scope online community team
    edited March 2
    Hi @Bickell, welcome to the community. Sorry to hear you're in so much pain after your knee replacement. I hope our members will be along soon to offer their support and advice, but I just wanted to pop in to say hello and welcome.

    I know you say the hospital aren't being very supportive, but could your GP perhaps help you with the pain a little while you wait for your appointment?

    I'll pop your post over to our Pain Management boards where more members can find it. I hope things start easing up for you soon <3
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  • Lou67
    Lou67 Community member Posts: 7,256 Disability Gamechanger

    Hi and welcome to the forum. I’m sorry you are in such bad pain, and such a shame the hospital aren’t very helpful.
    You should contact your doctor tell them you want to be checked over and have your pain meds looked at. It’s a massive operation.

    I’m just 5 weeks after my second knee replacement, I had an infection at the bottom off my leg a week after surgery and it held me back, then the district nurse couldn’t take my staples out as sd they weren’t ready yet. 
    I’ve been back at the hospital weekly were they have been cleaning my wound out, and now have a machine called Pico 7 on to trying fasten up the healing.
    I’ve been lucky with the hospital and I wish you luck.

    Take care.



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