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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?

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Dr. Edward Hellman
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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Dr. Louise Andrew
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And put the foot up until you get to see the doctor, swelling will make everything worse.
Jun 1, 2015
Last updated Jun 2, 2015


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