Re: Stitches Are Out
I had stitches removed 11 days after ankle surgery and was told after the steri-strips (tapes) came off I could start massaging the scar. I waited until most of the scab came off and then very lightly started to run my fingers along it with lotion or Neosporin. It was weird at first, but started to feel good. I never rubbed hard, just vary gently. The sensitivity has improved a lot, whether that is just time or the gentle rub, I don't know. I am 4 weeks PO. Everyone is different. Having my foot in a boot, it really feels good to take it out and rub my leg and foot.