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Old 03-08-2009, 10:10 PM   #1
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reducing swelling after bunion/second toe surgery

How have people dealt with the swelling just after bunion and second toe osteotomy surgery? Thanks, Deedeeartist

 
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Re: reducing swelling after bunion/second toe surgery

ice and elevation. the more active you are the more swelling.

 
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Old 03-10-2009, 07:38 AM   #3
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Re: reducing swelling after bunion/second toe surgery

thanks Debbie, I am confused as to how you would put an ice pack on the just -out-of surgery foot. Can you explain? Thanks, diane

 
Old 03-10-2009, 07:49 AM   #4
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Re: reducing swelling after bunion/second toe surgery

you can put the ice pack over the bandage, the cold will make it's way through.

 
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Re: reducing swelling after bunion/second toe surgery

You can also put an ice pack behind you knee.

 
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Re: reducing swelling after bunion/second toe surgery

I used a rolled-up hand towel bunched around under my foot in just the right way to prop it up so that the ice was in the right spot and I didn't have to try to hold my foot any special way.

 
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