Is Foot Surgery Painful?

SurgeryanswerFoot surgery itself is not painful. For any kind of procedure that involves opening the body, your foot will be treated with some kind of anesthetic. Often the anesthetic is localized—it only affects the specific area of your foot that is being treated. For big procedures, like bone-related surgeries, sedation may be available.

Any pain in the surgery process comes after the procedure is finished. Once the anesthetic wears off, you can feel the effects of the swelling and inflammation that follow a surgery. How painful this will be entirely depends on you. If you have a low pain tolerance or your procedure was particularly complex, you may experience a fair amount of discomfort. A high pain tolerance and minor procedures may cause less pain. The doctors at Country Foot Care are pain management experts, so we can help you with a post-operative recovery plan designed to minimize your discomfort while you heal. If you believe you may need foot surgery or have any questions about your lower limbs, contact our New York offices for an appointment or more information. Along with calling our offices directly, appointments can be requested online by clicking on the MAKE AN APPOINTMENT button at the top of this page.  Along with completing the request form, new patients can also download forms to complete prior to their first visit.