Foot is red and feels really hot to touch - anyone else experienced this?

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I had bunion surgery and big toe alignment 9 weeks ago.  I’m managing to get about a lot more than I could at the start but I’m finding that after being on my feet for more than a couple of hours my foot is red, swollen and feels really hot to touch.  Just wondering if this is normal? Has anyone else experienced this?



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    I’m at 12 weeks and if I’m on my foot too long it still throbs and I know I have to immediately get it elevated above my heart and I have an ice machine I wrap around it. It really is the best advice I’ve seen, and I’ve looked a LOT! lol. Too much! it’s just frustrating to not be able to get much done still! some days are really good, and I go to PT. I’ve also worked since week 2, but had to take many breaks and elevate and ice. I’m super happy it is much much better now, but it sure is a long recovery isn’t it?! totally normal though, this is my third surgery. First time on this right one, though. 

    I hope this helps! I had a lapidus bunion removal. 

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    Red, hot, swollen is a sign of infection. Get it checked.
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