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A 40-year-old member asked:

What can i expect from foot surgery recovery?

3 doctor answers8 doctors weighed in
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry 29 years experience
Highly dependent: On what surgery you are having.
Dr. Ronald Oberman
Podiatry 32 years experience
Depends: What the condition was that surgically treated. Hopefully you will have less pain and better function then you had before.
Dr. Alan Ettinger
Podiatry 50 years experience
Good Question: Depending on the type of foot surgery. You may have swelling, pain [controlled with medication]. Immobilization. Dressing changes. Physical therapy. I suggest you discuss post op care with the surgeon.

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A 39-year-old member asked:

What is the recovery time for foot surgery?

4 doctor answers9 doctors weighed in
Dr. Grace Torres-hodges
Podiatry 24 years experience
Depends...: Kind of a broad question. There are different types of surgical procedures. Toenail procedures or skin biopsies have little to no down time. Bunions can vary from 6-8 weeks recuperation and more extensive rearfoot surgery may take up to months. Need to restore proper alignment in the joint, restore proper mechanics in the foot, and reduce pain symptoms. Bonus aesthetically pleasing.
A 50-year-old member asked:

What to do if I had flat foot surgery, is this recovery normal?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Darrell Latva
Podiatry 43 years experience
MORE INFO: There are so many procedure options available to correct adult flatfoot. I would need to know what was done. Dr. Latva

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