North East, MD
A 23-year-old female 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?
1 doctor answer • 2 doctors weighed in
Orthopedic Surgery 31 years experience
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.
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