Post-op Pain

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Everyone is afraid of pain following surgery or any semi-invasive procedure. Pain is usually secondary to swelling which follows any form of injury. We can help limit this discomfort if we logically and intuitively decrease our activity after any operation. This does not mean that we should lie in bed, on the contrary, that would be most dangerous, but rather our level of activity should slowly increase day by day until we have reached our usual level of daily movement without undue pain. Remember, activity causes swelling in an area of injury, which then causes pain. These trail each other by several hours, so that you can be sitting at home at the end of the day and experience only then most of the pain. Do not worry, you are only paying for the “sins” you committed when you were active earlier in the day.