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My husband had a total knee replacement October 29, 2015.

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my husband had a total knee replacement October 29, 2015. He is experiencing problems with his knee going to sleep when standing on it or a period of time or walking. His surgeon told him it was the nerve and might or might not get better. Is there anything he can do other than wear a brace. Other than elevating the pain before he is still not able to walk or stand for a long period of time. He is 65 years old.
Submitted: 5 months ago.
Category: Neurology
Expert:  DrThomasMd replied 5 months ago.
HelloNerve damage that is going to get better usually does within a year.Nerve pain can be treated wiHisth a medicine called gabapentin, or lyrica. Additional information: Pain here might not be from the knee at all: it can be from a disc problem in the lower spine.If so, it is often correctable.Take your husband to an MD specialist of physical medicine and rehabilitation.They are experts in structural diagnosis and treatment, and can probably help align him, even with the artificial knee and improve this pain.they can also test in the office to see if this is nerve damage.Please click a positive rating: top of this page. I am board certified in integrative medicine, internal medicine, trained in functional medicine and homeopathy, etc. I am here daily: use my request link as needed and “for Dr. Thomas” in the question title. Give that link to friends, family, associates, etc. Find me as needed for correct, safe and accurate answers