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

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Dr. Libby Putnam
Podiatry
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In brief: 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!

In brief: 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!
Dr. Libby Putnam
Dr. Libby Putnam
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Dr. Payam Rafat
Podiatry

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Payam Rafat
Dr. Payam Rafat
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Dr. Ellen Wenzel
Podiatry

In brief: Yes

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

In brief: Yes

There are many variable such as patient tolerance to pain, patient tolerance to pain medication and type of procedure performed.
Dr. Ellen Wenzel
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Dr. Adam Teichman
Orthopedic Surgery - Foot & Ankle

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Adam Teichman
Dr. Adam Teichman
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