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Will I feel a lot of pain after foot/ankle surgery?

You can expect pain after any type of surgery, foot and ankle surgery included, but you will receive medication to keep it under control.

It’s essential to take your medication according to your doctor’s instructions following foot and ankle surgery. By taking the drugs according to the recommended schedule, you will avoid feeling the pain that comes from waiting too long between the dozes.

As each patient has a different pain tolerance, your doctor will provide you with the right drugs and dosage for your symptoms.

You should pay attention to how you manage your pain after the surgery and report any unusual symptoms to your doctor.

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