The biggest symptoms of nerve damage after surgery are usually numbness, tingling, burning, or muscle weakness or atrophy. I went through cardio rehab 2 months and the therapists just said that's normal. Femoral Artery stent followed by pain in back and leg Several months ago I had stents put in both femoral arteries. 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. By 8 months, we flew to Europe, no problems. I have had MRI of lower Back Any one or a combination of these structures could give rise to pain after a cath. NineToTheSky • • 6 Replies. Hi I am a 53 Female who had a right side heart cath with an angio-seal closure device. Since then I have had trouble walking, severe pain in right leg from groin to thigh thigh to knee. Through the first couple of months, my leg bothered me more than my sternal incision. It’s not uncommon during the first few months after surgery to experience numbness, tingling or even hypersensitivity around the chest incision. Since surgery I have had ongoing chest pain, shortness of breath, and dizziness. Most surgery-related sensations are normal. Limping, I am in severe pain unless I am on pain medication. My leg is still numb around my knee and I finally bought a cane so I don't fall. Leg pain after stent insertion through groin. Blood Clots. After cardiac rehab, multiple emergency room visits, a battery of tests over 2 years, my heart is checking out fine. Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) can be a problem especially after hip or leg surgery. The source for pain after a cath procedure can be the skin, nerves, muscles, tendons or blood vessel walls. Discussing your fears, frustrations, pain, concerns and successes with someone is a critical part of the healing process. Causes of Pain After Cath Procedures. The numbness doesn't bother me at all - not sure why it would. After a couple of weeks past surgery I never felt pain in my leg unless it was bumped. One week later, I was driving. 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.. 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). 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. At first my leg was wonderful for about two weeks that was Sept 9, 2006. I had a stent fitted through my groin after my heart attack four months ago. At 6 months, I still have significant numbness of the skin on my lower leg but no swelling or pain. 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. It's a blood clot in a vein deep inside your thigh or belly. 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. In some cases, it can last long after the surgery, sometimes for months or … Has anyone else had trouble walking after having a leg vein removed during bypass surgery? Although most patients will have some pain after surgery, which is normal, that pain should last for a short time (acute postoperative pain). 95% of my discomfort was gone by 3 months and I began doing all manner of stuff. 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. 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