Post Surgical Shoe

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Ok, so now I'm six weeks out and into my athletic shoe.  Has anyone at this stage gone to a massage therapist and had their foot massaged for help with the swelling?  And has it helped reduce the swelling and discomfort if you have?  Thanks.

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    I am 9 weeks and just got into my sneaker for a few days now I have not gone to massage therapist even though I continue with my physical therapist, too scared to be honest because maybe they won't know what they doing
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    Hi Yeowch

    I'm now 3 weeks post op but not been to PT as yet but booked in for next week and dreading it as I cant bear to even look at my foot never mind anyone touching it .

    I will ask about the massaging while at my appointment.

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    Hi Yeowch, I am 9 weeks post op. I had physio at 6 weeks and that included  a foot massage. I must say it hurt a bit but me being tense didn't,t help.! My physio said to massage the foot myself which I do. I do hot and cold water therapy which is good for the swelling and circulation and I massage bio oil into the scar....my foot gets pampered rotten😀 Give it a try your feet will thank you for it.x
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    I'm 5 week post-op. My PT does a ART and lymphatic massage each session. It feels delightful! You want someone trained beyond just general massage if you're not in PT, especially if you have a plate and/or screws in your foot. Soft tissue is very tender after a bunionectomy too.
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