Recovery from surgery takes time. You will likely feel tired and fatigued for several weeks and this is a normal response. It is important to plan periods of rest throughout the day. You may experience skin numbness around your incision and joint stiffness. This is normal. At times, you may notice clicking. This is common and is due to the plastic and metal implant surfaces rubbing together. These symptoms will gradually improve over several weeks and months. The benefits of joint replacement usually become fully evident 6 to 8 months after surgery.