How soon can you shower or take a bath after having bunion surgery?  The average time it takes for a foot incision to heal can be anywhere from 7 to 21 days.   During this time the incision needs to stay dry.  The toe may also be splinted through this early recovery phase which prohibits the bandages from being removed. Think of it as a cast.

We have, however, improved all aspects of bunion surgery in my practice -especially the recover phase.  My goal is to get all of our patients into a running shoe as soon as possible after surgery.  We are now progressing our patients into waterproof bandages within the first week of surgery allowing them to shower and bathe.



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