Hi! I just had bilateral tkr 2 weeks ago and my recovery is going well. My doc believes in PT the first day. So I am walking now without assistance. I have been icing religiously and elevating during day (just normal bed at night). My swelling has really gone down. So here is the problem - I have numbness of both shins, and a feeling just above my ankles like a thin rubber band is wrapped tightly around them. The feeling is always there. I also have the feeling of large bands around the knees, but that doesn't really bother me. My doc does not seem interested in listening to my questions about the really tight ankle bands - he just cuts me off saying it's normal and will get better in time. Any ideas?