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How many days of moderate pain will I have after a bunionectomy?
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Dr. Payam Rafat
Podiatry
In brief: May not be moderate.
You may have limited, moderate, or severe pain depending on the procedure and on you pain tolerance.

In brief: May not be moderate.
You may have limited, moderate, or severe pain depending on the procedure and on you pain tolerance.
Dr. Payam Rafat
Dr. Payam Rafat
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Dr. Libby Putnam
Podiatry
In brief: Varies greatly.
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!

In brief: Varies greatly.
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!
Dr. Libby Putnam
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Dr. Ellen Wenzel
Podiatry
In brief: Depends
This is a question that you should discuss with your operating surgeon.
Factors that play a role in this include: patient pain tolerance, patient medication tolerance, patient compliance, procedure performed, and preoperative considerations such as past medical history.

In brief: Depends
This is a question that you should discuss with your operating surgeon.
Factors that play a role in this include: patient pain tolerance, patient medication tolerance, patient compliance, procedure performed, and preoperative considerations such as past medical history.
Dr. Ellen Wenzel
Dr. Ellen Wenzel
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Dr. Adam Teichman
Orthopedic Surgery - Foot & Ankle
In brief: 5-7 days
Severe post operative pain should last no more than 7 days.
Usually a patient who has undergone a bunoinectomy should take their pain medication every 4-6 hours for the first 24-48 hours to stay on top of the pain. After the first 48 hours the pain should be considerably reduced and pain medication is usually taken as needed.

In brief: 5-7 days
Severe post operative pain should last no more than 7 days.
Usually a patient who has undergone a bunoinectomy should take their pain medication every 4-6 hours for the first 24-48 hours to stay on top of the pain. After the first 48 hours the pain should be considerably reduced and pain medication is usually taken as needed.
Dr. Adam Teichman
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