6 weeks post op and my foot turns red ish blue!

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6 weeks after surgery I got the green light to walk and bear weight.

Swelling is minimal and I am wearing my tennis with the laces loose not problem.

I just noticed how redish my surgical foot is compared to my other foot.

It doesn't hurt, just a bit achy at times, is this discoloration normal?

Got my feet up! Haven't called doc yet as it is late and Holidays and all.

Please reassure me that this is quite normal...thanks!

Sheri in Wisconsin and it is freezing out!

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    Yes this is normal it’s where they have cut do not worry xx 
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    It is quite odd....I wouldn't of notice too much always have socks on because it is freezing out.

    When I saw my healthy foot several shades lighter and my surgical foot reddish tan....quite a difference.

    Anyone else notice this?

    Thanks Sharon for the reassurance.

    My husband said elevate that foot! Ice compression and nsaids (ibuprofen )

    Too bad we can't share pictures it is a gorgeous foot 😂

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      My hubby bought me compression stockings....augh!

      But I put them on and instant relieve...guess it works.

      Feel old now....but am able to walk somewhat hobble.

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    I have the same thing - especially after a bath or shower! (8 weeks after surgery) itchiness seems to be getting less each week
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    I can completely relate. The same discoloration freaked me out!  I am just over 3 weeks post op myself and find that if I put my foot down for only a few seconds the color begins to darken. It continues to turn tannish/red and will stay that way until I elevate/ice it for awhile. But as soon as I put my foot down it goes right back to that dark tannish red color. Long story short, it’s normal. Our bodies natural response to trauma is to send helpers via the bloodstream. So, as soon as we put our foot down gravity and our bodies go to work. Don’t let it worry you. I’ve found that compression helps, but the most relief is found whilst elevating/icing and I try to do that as often as possible. Positive healing vibes headed your way!
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    Hello, I am 12 weeks post op and my foot still has some discoloration. It eventually goes away. (had my other foot done 8 months ago)
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