Something strange occurred THREE weeks ago after my taking a walk. I have walked for up to four miles since my tkr without any concerns. However, this time I changed my shoes and head out for the trail. These shoes were sold as “walking shoes”. Here’s the lowdown:
Near the end of my walk, I started getting pains in my total knee replacement side foot. I could feel my shoes pinching my big toe and causing a disruption of my steady gait. However, I did not give it much more thought. I just thought that it was a good walk, but I may have overdone it. I was simply planning on coming home, taking a shower, and becoming a couch potato while enjoying my beloved hockey. Oh…and ice.
Upon rising the next day, I was in for something I had not ever experienced before. My big toe was completely bruised. There was a bruised area on the top of my foot above my middle toe, also. Woah…I then realized I needed new shoes. Some “walking shoes”. 😕 I also figured that my bruising would be gone within the week since that is my average recuperation time from bruising. I handle bruises well, usually.
Here it is three weeks later and the bruises are still there. I do not like calling my doctor over something like a bruise, but after having a total knee replacement, I was not comfortable with the time period involved between my walk and bruising period (aka….NOW). Plus, one of my friends suggested that I call just to be safe.
I just got done calling my tkr doctor’s office and was told there was no answer unless pain was involved. Luckily, there is no pain involved. Just bruising. “That’s a good question,” I heard. Another area of concern, I was told, was if there was bruising anywhere else on my body. There is not.
So, I guess I will just wait for the bruising to run its course. It is crazy to have it around for this long. In the meantime, there has to be a good pair of walking shoes out there somewhere with my name on them. 🙂
I thought I would share this information with my readers in case anyone else is going through, or has gone through, the same thing.