Take the medicine your doctor prescribed to relieve pain. If it's mild, you can use an over-the-counter drug such as ibuprofen or acetaminophen.
When lying down, put pillows under your leg to keep it raised above your heart, which cuts swelling and helps the wound heal.
Call your doctor if your pain is severe or you have chills, a fever above 101 F, or bad-smelling green or yellow liquid draining from the wound. Also report any new swelling or any numbness right away.