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Q: Bunion surgery recovery time?

How long should I expect swelling after bunion surgery, i.e., the length of time.  Yes, I have RA, but I have no swelling. Thanks.

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Cort, Health Guide
3/19/12 2:18pm

According to this website it generally takes about five weeks for the swelling to significantly go down and six weeks before you can start resuming most of your usual activities. Note that its very important in the first couple of weeks, in particular, that you keep the foot elevated to waist level and iced. During the first 3 or 4 days the icing should be done at least 3 or 4 times a day. 

Good luck! 

Here are some links on pain management that you might find useful:

Using Tylenol Responsibly

Let’s Talk Pain Meds

What You Didn’t Know About Pain Meds

 

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By Bette Evert, Community Member— Last Modified: 09/10/14, First Published: 03/17/12