Surgeon Questions Bunions

My stitches from the surgery hurt as they heal. Is it normal?

I underwent a surgery on my ankle to remove a bunion. I feel a little pain in that area while it's healing. Is this normal?

2 Answers

Bunion surgery can be painful and your symptoms are likely pretty common.
It is normal to have vague aches and pains in an incision for up to 2-3 months after surgery. Itching and burning are common; they are a sign of skin nerve regeneration. Stitches in general can also cause discomfort. If the pain is worsening, make sure to talk to your surgeon.