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Dr. Andrew Rynne
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What causes cramps in legs and feet with history of having knee replacements?

Before I ask my question I need to give you a little history. i had my left knee replaced in 2002 and it took 10 years before I could actually I was pain free. I had my right knee replaced in 2010 I m having so much pain that I m not sleeping at night. It is so stiff I can barely stand after setting. When I retired from work in 2005 I had 6 bulging discs. I rested and got my back under control. Now a new problem is happening and I ve been to see the doc that did my last knee replacement and he suggested therapy. I went to therapy but it hasn t helped. The problem is I m waking up during the night, when I do sleep, and I cannot move my right leg. It seems like my groin area has a catch in it and it is locked up and I can scream from pain trying to move my leg. Also, I m having a lot of cramps in my legs and feet. My potassium level is good. What is causing this new problem?
Tue, 14 Jun 2016
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Hii ,
Welcome To HCM & Thanks For Asking Your Query Here

According to your medical history your current problem seems to be related to the spine (neurologic) rather than knee
as you have mentioned u had 6 bulging disc late in 2005 and for that u had rested and got your back under controlled , there are high possibility of its recurrence as you are now almost 10 year older than before and there are chances of spinal disc degeneration and prolapse which may compress nerves and leads to pain in your leg , back and thigh

along with knee therapy i would strongly suggest you to see a Neuro spine surgeon , he will examine you thoroughly and may go for a X ray and MRI of lower spine to rule out any underlying medical condition

I hope it help
Thanks & Get well Soon
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