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Elevating Your Broken Foot and Other Foot Surgery Recovery Tips

Updated: Jul 28, 2021

Foot surgery recovery can be a lot like walking into your favorite casino. You could end up getting lucky in your experience, have the time of your life, and walk away from the whole episode feeling like a million bucks…

Or you could end up feeling like your mind, body, and wallet have been drained from your foot surgery recovery!

When it comes to making the most of your healing time, you don’t have to wallow on the couch and count down the days to when you’re better.  To speed up your foot surgery recovery, here’s what you need to do:

  • Elevating your broken foot is one of the most crucial techniques for recovering faster.  But don’t just prop it up on your coffee table (your mom taught you better than that!).  Get a nice long pillow and place it under your knee.  You see, many people make the mistake of placing the pillow under the foot, but this can place a great deal of stress on your joints.  Keep it under the knee, and your body will thank you for it.

  • Get your hands on a stability mobility device.  A knee walker can help you get around the house without putting weight on your broken foot – a crucial part of healthy recovery.

  • Make sure that your mental and emotional health is just as prioritized. Take your recovery time to read up on your favorite books, spend time with family members, or get back into that painting hobby you haven’t indulged in since college. It’s a great way to come out of your healing process feeling healed, relaxed, and rejuvenated.

  • Follow your doctor’s advice!  Many patients let their medications lapse, especially after the first month of their foot surgery recovery.  Take notes when meeting with your doctor, and don’t be afraid to call his or her office with any questions you might have.  Remember, it’s your foot – take care of it!

By elevating your broken foot, keeping busy, and having a mobility device on hand, you should discover that your recovery period is like smooth sailing.  So what suggestions do you have for recovering from a foot or ankle injury?

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