I am coming up to 3 weeks after bunion and hammer toe surgery

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I just wondered how badly swollen most peoples feet after having this surgery?. My foot is seeming to settle down. It is fine in the mornings but gets a bit swollen when I go out in the walker boot. I try to keep it elevated as much as I can throughout the day but inevitably there are times when it is not convenient.

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    Hi John, I'm pleased to hear you are getting out and about and that you seem to be doing really well.  I am 9 weeks now and mine still gets very swollen in the evenings if I overdo it.  You are doing the right thing by elevation as much as you can. I can't emphasise how important that is.  I also find an ice pack helps to take the swelling down. Best wishes
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    Hi John.... I had my OP last October and my feet... yes double

    bunionecotomy... and swelling was a come and go part of

    recovery and as you say not always convenient to elevate when

    things need seeing too. I have just returned from a weeks

    holiday and by the end of the day the swelling was quite

    noticeable all these months along. Sometimes even spending a day pottering around at home they can swell and also still ache

    so occasionally I still soak them in warm water with some

    epsom salts added and rub in foot cream or Bio oil.

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    Hi john. I am 9 weeks post op having both feet done. Its funny, because as I read this post I had just taken a picture of my feet while still in bed. They look great in the morning after they've been smothered with bio oil and and covered in a loose bandage for the night. I also have a measuring tape which is stuck to me all the time. There can be as much as 5/8 of an inch between how they are in the morning and during the day. I still rest a lot, never overdo it and ive started having Epsom salt soaks in the evening. But even when my feet are at their smallest in the morning I still can't get into any of my pre op sandals. Im assured that this will get better but its difficult waiting for this to happen. For you though, at only 3 weeks and noticing changes in your levels of swelling can only be a good thing. Mine seemed to be swollen all the time. Good luck to you and I hope you continue to see improvements.
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