Managing Pain After Bunion Surgery

Published on June 8, 2017

Any type of surgery has the potential to be painful and uncomfortable. We make it a priority to minimize your pain and discomfort during your bunion surgery and throughout your recovery. Still, it is important to understand the extent of the discomfort you may experience to help you prepare.

During the procedure, Dr. Neal Blitz will use either local, general, or spinal anesthesia, depending on the severity of the bunion and the amount of work required. This will ensure you experience no pain during the procedure.

Immediately following your procedure, Dr. Blitz will apply a long-acting anesthetic before applying the bandages. The first three days of your recovery will be the most uncomfortable, but the issue can be managed with prescriptions narcotics and anti-inflammatories that Dr. Blitz will prescribe.

Your pain and discomfort will begin to subside after the first three days of your procedure, and if you experience any major pain or concerning issues, do not hesitate to schedule an appointment with your surgeon. If you would like to schedule a consultation for your bunion surgery with Dr. Blitz, please contact our office.

866-372-5489
Dr. Neal Blitz | Foot & Ankle Surgery
NEW YORK  800A 5th Ave., 4th Floor | New York, NY 10022
BEVERLY HILLS  435 N. Roxbury Dr., PH | Beverly Hills, CA 90210

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