Hi, My podiatrist removed my stitches today. I had a bunionectomy & endoscopic plantar fasciotomy on Dec. 17. I am not quite at the 2 weeks post-op mark (it's in 3 days). I have 2 questions:
1. Is this too soon? My incisions still look REALLY ugly & are SUPER sensitive now that all the bandages are off. I am still pretty bruised up & prone to swelling if I leave my foot down too long.
2. At what point did your docs remove your stitches & how did you feel later that day?
I'm probably just being a baby, but my foot feels so vulnerable. My exercises hurt more (I guess I overdid?? maybe?) and I'm all swollen. I could just be noticing more swelling now that I can actually see my whole foot, too. I've already "bumped" it or otherwise slightly hurt myself a few times today and am wondering if any of you had this problem right after your stitches came out.
I've actually got a soft cotton footie sock on with my ace-type bandage wrapped around it and am now wearing my splint just for some protection. The doc said I do still need to sleep in the splint, but don't have to wear it all day like before, but I kinda feel like it's too soon.
Am I just being overly cautious or should I listen to my intution?