A member asked:

I had foot surgery 3 days ago and now experiencing extreme constant stabbing pain. i'm taking vicodin but isn't helping. is something wrong?

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Dr. Edward Hellman answered

Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery

Be seen: This is not terribly unusual as swelling usually reaches a peak about 72 hours after surgery, so the third day can be the worst. Because you describe your pain as being extreme despite the use of narcotics, I would certainly let your surgeon know. Your dressing should be changed and your incision and foot checked just to make sure you are not having a complication.

Answered 6/2/2015

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