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Sunday, August 12, 2012 Peggy, Community Member, asks

Q: what are the best shoes to wear after knee replacement surgery? I had a complete replacement oct 2011.

I had surgery Oct 2011 on my left knee for a full replacement. I still have feeling problems but the dr said that it's normal till all the nerves reconnect. I wonder how long that will take, if ever. I also am very concerned about wearing the correct shoes not to damage or cause any further problems for the new knee or to hurt my good knee - any suggestions would be welcome. I do have problems with swelling of my feet so I need a wide shoe now. I also have had surgery on both feet to remove tumors so I want to have proper support to avoid any further surgery. Thank you.

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8/16/12 8:11pm

Great question. When looking for shoes for those hard to fit feet, I always recommend FootSmart as an online store and resource. They offer many very supportive shoes and sandals that can accomidate wide feet and numb feet (that need more room i.e. a diabetic foot). 


And I agree with your doctor it is still too soon for all those nerves to have reconnected. Give that a year.


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jemma jax, Community Member
8/15/12 2:17pm

Hi Peggy,  I had bi-lateral knee replacements done 06/19/12. I had alot of swelling , so at first I wasn't able to wear shoes. Then I wore croc type of shoe any thing I could get my feet in. Now 2months later A comfortable sneaker is good. you need something that stays on (no flip flops) and you can walk with, putting your heel down first and following through with a full step.comfort is the main thing. If you still have a problem contact your Dr. Take care  Jemma


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By Peggy, Community Member— Last Modified: 08/16/12, First Published: 08/12/12