Peter Hibberd, M.D., is a doctor whose advice is based on more than 28 years of hospital outpatient and inpatient experience. He is an experienced emergency medicine physician, surgeon, and consultant. Dr. Hibberd is certified by the American Board of Emergency Medicine. He is also a fellow and active member of the American Academy of Family Physicians, an active member of the American College of Emergency Physicians, and a member and fellow of the American Academy of Emergency Medicine. Dr. Hibberd has earned numerous national and international professional certifications, memberships, and awards.
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Can Knee Surgery Cause Foot Pain?

By    |   Wednesday, 18 Sep 2013 05:48 PM

Question: I recently had knee-replacement surgery and now my feet often hurt or feel like they are burning. Could the surgery be the cause?

Dr. Hibberd's answer:
 
Knee-replacement surgery will rarely cause such symptoms. But burning feet can be a sign of endocrine disease (such as diabetes), arterial disease, neurological or nerve disorders. Auto-immune diseases, cancer, infections, vitamin deficiencies, and exposure to a toxic substance can also produce such pain.
 
I'd recommend a visit to your doctor for a more complete physical examination.

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