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A 24-year-old female asked:

I had a dislocated big toe and bunionectomy surgery today. my foot is killing me i can't walk and the percocet i got is doing nothing. is that normal?

5 doctor answers7 doctors weighed in
Dr. Tariq Niazi
Orthopedic Surgery 43 years experience
Expected after any -: Surgery. Contact your surgeon and inform him/her, as the pain meds might need to be changed or incisions inspected to see if any local bleeding or any other problem has occurred. In the meanwhile, keep foot elevated and apply ice on it, as these measures would also help with pain relief. Generally the first 48 hrs are worst, then it subsides. Good luck.
Dr. David Hettinger
Podiatry 36 years experience
Possibly...: Use ice and elevation in addition to the meds prescribed. Call your surgeon for a stronger pain medication if needed.
Dr. David Bloome
Orthopedic Surgery 25 years experience
Not uncommon : Unfortunately, bunion surgery can be painful. Usually the postop pain can be controlled with several modalities (ankle block, medication, ice, elevation, immobilization, limited or no weightbearing, etc). Contact your surgeon for recommendations.
Dr. Payam Rafat
Podiatry 22 years experience
Rest and elevate.: You need to rest and elevate you foot. Try to limit your ambulation. Contact your surgeon is pain is not adequately controlled with the prescribed medication.
Dr. Darrell Latva
Podiatry 42 years experience
POST-OP DRESSING: Maybe the dressing or cast is too tight.

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