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Foot numbness

After partial knee replacement I lost feeling in my foot.  i now can move my toe, but still can't feel it.  Does movement in my toe mean I am starting to get the feeling back?
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In your 11.24.2012 post it was suggested that you converse with your surgeon. Have you? Also, this a diabetes forum. Sorry, we do not know how to respond to knee issues unless its related to diabetes.
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I am a type 1 diabetic when I had the knee replacement on 11/21/12 and have been for 20 years
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THere can be nerve damage as a sequelae of such knee surgery.  This is probably the cause of the numbness.  Motor and sensory nerves are different and so one or the other, or both can be affected.

This may or may not recover over a period of months.

Agree with waverider that this should be discussed with your surgeon.

Best chance for recover will be assisted if you can maintain excellent and close to normal blood sugar control (Non-diabetic normal a1c is < 5.0, and if you can get your A1c safely lower towards 5 - suggest low carb diet - Dr. Berstein: Diabetes Solutions has a good approach), this will assist.

Hope you are better soon.  Take extra good care of your feet if you have loss of sensation.
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