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What causes numbness in the foot after a hip replacement surgery?

I woke up this morning with numb foot, just the right one. It has tingled and kept me unable to hold my weight. I am 61 years old and had my right hip replaced in June. I had a lot of complications with my wound healing. But it has been better for a couple months now. Also have a round bug bite looking thing on the top of my foot.
Wed, 26 Sep 2018
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Hello,

It might be due nerve impingement or neuropathic cause.
As a first step, you can take analgesics for pain relief.
If symptoms persist, better to consult an orthopaedician and get evaluated.

Hope I have answered your query.
Let me know if I can assist you further.

Regards,
Dr. Shinas Hussain,
General & Family Physician
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