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I have a scar on the top of my foot from bunion surgery (two years ago) that is still tender. What can I do to move along the healing?

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4 doctors agree

In brief: Nothing

At 2 years, healing is complete.
Scar maturation usually occurs in half that time. At this point, you need to treat the scar tissue which is likely causing your pain. See your surgeon who can recommend treatments such as steroid injection, ultrasound therapy and if necessary, surgical scar revision or excision.

In brief: Nothing

At 2 years, healing is complete.
Scar maturation usually occurs in half that time. At this point, you need to treat the scar tissue which is likely causing your pain. See your surgeon who can recommend treatments such as steroid injection, ultrasound therapy and if necessary, surgical scar revision or excision.
Dr. Bradly Shollenberger
Dr. Bradly Shollenberger
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Dr. Otto Placik
Surgery - Plastics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Massage & silicone

Topical scar massage and silicone gel sheeting may provide some relief until scar maturation naturally improves sensitivity.
If this does not resolve discuss with your foot surgeon to evaluate for possible scar neuroma.

In brief: Massage & silicone

Topical scar massage and silicone gel sheeting may provide some relief until scar maturation naturally improves sensitivity.
If this does not resolve discuss with your foot surgeon to evaluate for possible scar neuroma.
Dr. Otto Placik
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Dr. Oliver Wang
Podiatry
2 doctors agree

In brief: Depends

If the scar is thick than cortisone injection or topical steroid can be applied.
If a nerve is caught in the scar than physical therapy or surgery maybe necessary.

In brief: Depends

If the scar is thick than cortisone injection or topical steroid can be applied.
If a nerve is caught in the scar than physical therapy or surgery maybe necessary.
Dr. Oliver Wang
Dr. Oliver Wang
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Dr. David Laha
Podiatry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Sometimes not much

You have probably tried a variety of scar creams and massage.
If the discomfort has persisted, sometimes, depending on conditions, a cortisone injection can be used. Many times, the best solution is surgical excision of the scar. See your foot surgeon. Dr l.

In brief: Sometimes not much

You have probably tried a variety of scar creams and massage.
If the discomfort has persisted, sometimes, depending on conditions, a cortisone injection can be used. Many times, the best solution is surgical excision of the scar. See your foot surgeon. Dr l.
Dr. David Laha
Dr. David Laha
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1 doctor agrees

In brief: Avoid pressure

Go back and revisit your surgeon, you may have a keloid formation, or thick sensitive scar, mean while avoid pressure , and apply and rub over the scar with vit- e ointment to desensitize the scar area.

In brief: Avoid pressure

Go back and revisit your surgeon, you may have a keloid formation, or thick sensitive scar, mean while avoid pressure , and apply and rub over the scar with vit- e ointment to desensitize the scar area.
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