You might experience post-surgery pain after procedures that repair damaged tissue, implant a medical device, or replace a worn-down joint. Post-surgical pain might feel like:

  • Sharp, severe pain
  • Shooting or stabbing pain
  • Dull, aching pain
  • Numbness
  • Burning
  • Tingling

Post-surgical pain is often temporary, but it might come and go or linger long-term in some cases.