Your foot will often swell after surgery and sometimes this can cause the ace wrap put on by the hospital to become rather tight. Loosening the ace wrap on the outside can help decrease the pain and give you more breathing room. As you do this, be sure to leave the gauze that is on the wound in tact so that your blood is able to clot and start to heal.

Brandt R Gibson, DPM
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Podiatrist, Neuropathy Doctor, Father of 11 and Founder of Mountain West Foot & Ankle Institute