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My doctor says the pain varies among individuals. for a bunionectomy, thoughts?

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Dr. Adam Teichman answered

Specializes in Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery

Pain Varies: Bunion pain varies from patient to patient after surgery. There are many factors that play a role in post operative pain. Swelling, patient compliance, and the procedure performed on the foot are some of the major concerns when talking about post operative pain. If you have concenrs about surgery i suggest you find a specialist who you are comfortable with and can answer all your questions.

Answered 9/28/2016

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Dr. Ellen Wenzel answered

Specializes in Podiatry

Yes: There are many variable such as patient tolerance to pain, patient tolerance to pain medication and type of procedure performed.

Answered 7/20/2012

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Dr. Libby Putnam answered

Specializes in Podiatry

Not severe.: Unfortunately, yes, recovering from surgery can be painful, but the more you elevate after surgery, the less you swell, and the less you swell, the less you hurt. Your surgeon will give you a boot or shoe, and pain medication, too: don't worry, they're not out to torture you. We make sure you have the tools to be as comfortable as possible in the weeks after surgery!

Answered 11/15/2012

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Dr. Payam Rafat answered

Specializes in Podiatry

Yes... varies: That is true. There are different types of bunion procedures, and all people are not the same. Some may have a better pain tolerance than others.

Answered 10/4/2016

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