Femoral Artery stent followed by pain in back and leg Several months ago I had stents put in both femoral arteries. Leg pain after stent insertion through groin. The biggest symptoms of nerve damage after surgery are usually numbness, tingling, burning, or muscle weakness or atrophy. The following are some of the more common or more dangerous reasons for pain after a catheterization: Has anyone else had trouble walking after having a leg vein removed during bypass surgery? MONDAY, Feb. 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- About one in 10 heart surgery patients has persistent pain for up to two years after the operation, a new study reveals.. Since then I have had trouble walking, severe pain in right leg from groin to thigh thigh to knee. After a couple of weeks past surgery I never felt pain in my leg unless it was bumped. Since surgery I have had ongoing chest pain, shortness of breath, and dizziness. Many times nerve issues after surgery are temporary, for example, many patients have nerve problems after surgery that only last for a few weeks to months (2,3). The source for pain after a cath procedure can be the skin, nerves, muscles, tendons or blood vessel walls. I went through cardio rehab 2 months and the therapists just said that's normal. I was out of the "discomfort" zone after 6 weeks and the surgeon cleared me for basically whatever I wanted to do after 3 months but as soon as my leg was fully mobile I could drive. I had a stent fitted through my groin after my heart attack four months ago. The numbness doesn't bother me at all - not sure why it would. At first my leg was wonderful for about two weeks that was Sept 9, 2006. Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) can be a problem especially after hip or leg surgery. Causes of Pain After Cath Procedures. It’s not uncommon during the first few months after surgery to experience numbness, tingling or even hypersensitivity around the chest incision. At 6 months, I still have significant numbness of the skin on my lower leg but no swelling or pain. Now I am experiencing moderate back pain in the right side and severe pain in the front of my right leg in the thigh, down to my knee. Peripheral neuropathic pain: This type of pain originates with nerves that are not part of the brain or spinal cord, such as nerves in the arms and legs. Hi I am a 53 Female who had a right side heart cath with an angio-seal closure device. Discussing your fears, frustrations, pain, concerns and successes with someone is a critical part of the healing process. I have had MRI of lower Back In some cases, it can last long after the surgery, sometimes for months or … 95% of my discomfort was gone by 3 months and I began doing all manner of stuff. NineToTheSky • • 6 Replies. Most surgery-related sensations are normal. Postoperative neuropathic pain (PONP) is chronic pain after surgery (postoperative). Through the first couple of months, my leg bothered me more than my sternal incision. Since then I have had quite severe pain in my leg that radiates down from my groin and into the front of my leg below the knee. My leg is still numb around my knee and I finally bought a cane so I don't fall. Limping, I am in severe pain unless I am on pain medication. Blood Clots. The study included more than 1,200 patients aged 18 and older who had heart procedures -- such as bypass or valve replacement -- at four cardiac surgery centers in Canada. Central neuropathic pain (CNP): Central pain is pain that originates with damage to the brain or spinal cord.This type of pain could be caused by surgical damage to a nerve during brain head or spinal surgery. After cardiac rehab, multiple emergency room visits, a battery of tests over 2 years, my heart is checking out fine. 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