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Should i expect to do light stationary bicycling after a bunionectomy?

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Dr. E. James Bodmer answered

Specializes in Podiatry

Maybe: This needs to be determined by your surgeon, noone else. Post op activity depends on the type of bunionectomy and your health status.

Answered 6/11/2017

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Dr. Jeffrey Kass answered

Specializes in Podiatry

Discuss with surgeon: First off - you need to discuss with your surgeon what precisely you can and can't do. Only he/she can answer this as there are many different types of bunion surguries. All surgeons have their own post op protocols. Asking someone else can actually jeopardize your recovery.

Answered 10/4/2016

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Dr. Libby Putnam answered

Specializes in Podiatry

Elevate!: The first few weeks after foot surgery gravity is your enemy. Keep your dressing clean, dry, and intact, and elevate the foot. The more you elevate, the less you swell. The less you swell, the less you hurt. Abide by the directions your surgeon gave you for weight bearing, and depending on which procedure you have done, you doctor will tell you when you may start exercising.

Answered 6/11/2017

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Dr. Payam Rafat answered

Specializes in Podiatry

Yes...: Your surgeon will let you know when your surgical site is ready for that type of activity.

Answered 3/25/2014

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