Modern anaesthetics are very advanced today therfore your operation will be completely pain free and you should feel relaxed and comfortable. Your foot and particularly your toe will feel sore once the anaesthetic wears off. Most people experience some pain for 24-36 hours after the operation. This varies from patient to patient. Some people express very little pain following surgery whilst others are more sensitive to pain. Most patients, however, find that the prescribed painkillers used post-operatively adequately suppress the pain and only need to take them for a few days.