Hey fellow hippies! So glad I found this forum. It looks like a wonderful place! I had a total left hip replacement on August 23, 2018, just over three weeks ago. All things considered I think my recovery is going okay. I am able to walk now with a cane, and have mostly retired my walker. I can take short steps without my cane, and my THR exercises are going well. What has me very concerned though is a bizarre pain in my left foot and ankle when I stand up from sleeping. I had the hardest time last week trying to describe it to my doctor's nurse on the phone. She was asking is it "shooting", "stabbing", "aching", "pins and needles". No, no, no, and no. I simply couldn't describe it. This morning when I awoke, I laid in bed dreading setting my foot down, knowing what was coming. But I was determined to find words to describe what I was feeling and this morning I finally got it: Picture a balloon being dangerously over-inflated nearly to the point of bursting. And all the while, the balloon is on fire. THAT is what I am feeling. My foot and ankle feels like they are burning and being inflated to the point of bursting. Thankfully this burning feeling lasts only for a minute or so. I suspect now that I am indeed feeling my ankle and foot "inflating" with blood as I stand. But why the pain and burning sensation? For the rest of the day, my foot and ankle feel "bone sore". The greatest pain is on the top of my foot. It is hard to describe, but it feels for all the world as though a heavy weight (picturing a bowling ball) had been dropped squarely on top of my foot. If I press in that area, it feels like every one of the metatarsal bones are bruised. I am treating my foot and ankle with ice and elevating during the day, but not sure if that is making any difference. FWIW, standing during the day does not produce anywhere close to the full-on burning foot pain that I get when rising in the morning. So there appears to be a connection to how long I had been laying and how severe the burning pain is. So, does this "burning and about-to-burst" sensation sound familiar to anyone? What about the persistent "bone sore" pain on the top of my foot? This same area had a lot of swelling and black-and-blue bruising during the first two weeks, though the swelling and bruising are now improved. Yet these strange foot pains persist and if anything are getting worse. I'll be seeing my doctor next Friday, which is my first post-op appointment. Personally, I think a month is much too long to go, and I plan to say so when I see them. Is this typical though? Well, that's about all for now. Looking forward to getting to know everyone here and wishing you all speedy and full recoveries!