On 6/22/17 I had surgery to correct a hammertoe and also the third toe which was curling under the hammertoe. How long does this swelling last? It swells even if I am on it for 5 minutes. Can’t even wear a shoe. HELP!! Thanks
Hello and thank you for your question. Swelling after hammertoe surgery can last up to 6 months or even longer. If you are having that much swelling you can put a coban bandage around the toes or another soft tape (kinesiology tape). This prevents the toe from swelling similar to how an ACE bandage would prevent swelling of an ankle or leg. If addition you can ice or elevate your feet at the end of the day to reduce swelling. I hope this helps!
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