I dont know why but i get extrem pain in my lower leg. i just had folkerson ostadomy done to my left knee. at night when i lay down i prop it but the pain seems to get worse once i am relaxed. i still have my staples in but due to have them removed i get a burning feeling in my lower leg constant. i dont know if i should go in to see my ortho doc. b4 my apt. time. i am not aloud to open the bandages that are on it so i dont know what it looks like. i am worried that it could be infected. i was put on an antibiotic but still no improvement. please give me advice on what i should do.
Well, some amount of pain/ discomfort is expected after a surgery. This occurs due to the associated inflammation and is likely to subside with time. if the pain is more than mild, you may consider a review with your treating orthopedician for a detailed evaluation to rule out secondary issues such as infections etc and for appropriate management. Meanwhile I would suggest resting the leg. Tylenol/ OTC NSAIDS may be helpful for pain relief.
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