I have been following these forums for eight weeks now, but I’ve never made an account. I had my surgery on December 13, 2018. I am in week eight of my recovery. I had an horrific experience so far. The pain was so intense in the first couple weeks after surgery, I could barely take it. The second I woke up I said, “It hurts.“ I cannot take any pain medicine because it made me too sick. Then I ended up back in the hospital overnight because I was severely dehydrated. I received 4 Liters of fluid and felt a whole lot better. Anyway, the intense pain has left. I had to return to work as a kindergarten teacher after my fourth week of recovery. I did my six weeks of physical therapy. They were gentle. There was no pain associated with PT. I had 129 ROM and 0° on extension. Everything was going pretty well although still painful. Two weeks ago I woke up with a searing burning pain on the left side of my knee and the pain is on the lateral side (outside). My doctor had me take a blood test to rule out a blood infection, ultrasound to rule out a blood clot, and x-rays. Everything looks perfect with my replacement. He diagnosed the pain as nerve pain. He put me on Gabapentin and an anti-inflammatory called Meloxicam. I think the Meloxicam is helping with the inflammation. However, the Gabapentin hasn’t helped at all. Of course, I’ve only taken it three days and maybe it takes a week or two to get into my system. I am quite worried because this pain is so bad. It happens when I straighten my knee from my bending position or sometimes it happens just when I bend my knee. But then the pain in that one little spot on my lateral side of my knee takes hours to go away. I had 129° extension, but now I can only bend my knee to 117°. I feel like I’m going backwards instead of forwards. Has anyone else experienced horrific, burning, searing, excruciating nerve pain in one little spot on their knee?