Re: Bunion Surgery still swelling after 3mths
I am 5 months out from bunion surgery and I am still dealing with some swelling. It bothers me most when I have a closed toe shoe on, my foot feels really hot and I have to get that shoe off now. It varies, sometimes it takes an hour or even more before this happens and other times I may only have shoes on for a short time and it flares up. But in comparison to a few months ago, I have to say it has improved. And unlike before when I couldn't stand to wear a sock, I'm finding that more comfortable now. It is not fun and unfortunately I have heard that this can go on for quite awhile. I have tried many things: ice, elavation, anti-inflammatory ointments, Advil, massage, and although these things help somewhat, I think it's just one of those things that only time will cure. Will you be meeting with this lymphedema therapist again? Did this person think the swelling should have subsided by now? I am curious what else they can do/recommend for the swelling besides using a compression stocking. Please keep us posted and let us know how you make out. Take care.