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after bunion surgery

So you had a Bunion Surgery:. Typically the surgeon made an incision (cut) in your skin to expose your big toe joint and bones. Your foot surgeon then repaired your deformed toe. You may have screws, wires, or a plate holding your toe joint together.

After Bunion Surgery: you may have swelling in your foot. Keep your leg propped up on 1 or 2 pillows under your foot or calf muscle when you are sitting or lying down to reduce swelling. Swelling may last 9 - 12 months.

After a Bunion Surgery:, keep the dressing around your incision clean and dry until it is removed. Take sponge baths or cover your foot and dressing with a plastic bag when you take showers. Make sure water cannot leak into the bag.

After Bunion Surgery:, you will need to do exercises that will strengthen the muscles around your ankle and keep your range of motion in your foot. Your podiatrist or a physical therapist will teach you these exercises.

When you start wearing shoes again, wear athletic shoes or soft leather shoes for 3 months or more after surgery. Make sure they have plenty of room in the toe box.

After Bunion Surgery:, DO NOT wear narrow shoes or high heels for at least 6 months, if at all.

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