I have recently had a kyphoplasty at T12 and 2 more at L4 and L 5 due to metastatic prostate cancer collapsing my vertebrae. The Op was successful and the symptoms of my spinal cord compression are reducing day by day except...
I have quite a swollen lower right leg , this has been gradually reducing over the last 3 weeks however. Have a pain in my leg at the side near my knee that feels like its in the bone. The pain is bad enough to keep me awake all night despite pain killers including morphine , diclofenac, paracetamol etc. it's so bad now that I can't touch my leg without wincing,mthe skin seems puffed up and swollen more today too.
Yesterday, the pain was barely noticeable and the leg seemed less swollen, my hospital suggest its just part of the post op recovery and it's not unusual to experience pain. They are oncologists and not expert in spinal surgery, they have looked at my latest scans but these are pre op and not much help.
I was wondering if massage may help the pain as it seems related to the swelling, any help would be much appreciated