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Advanced Foot & Ankle Specialists of Arizona

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Chandler Office

  • 595 N. Dobson, Suite D-71
    Chandler, AZ 85224
  • Phone: 480-963-9000
  • Toll Free: 877-866-2417
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Gilbert Office

  • 2680 S Val Vista Drive
    Gilbert, AZ 85295
  • Phone: 480-981-1800
  • Fax: 480-981-0229
  • Toll Free: 877-866-2417
  • Office Hours:
  • Suite #177, Building #14
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What can I expect from foot surgery?

Knowing what to expect from foot surgery will help you prepare yourself. Here are some guidelines for surgery and recovery:

  • You’ll need to stop smoking and taking certain meds, and arrange for someone to take you home.
  • You need to have reasonable expectations as to results, and your own body’s structure and healing properties will have an impact on how successful the surgery is.
  • You may have some pain, swelling, discoloration, and possible joint stiffness from the surgery. You may also need to wear a cast or protective boot and use crutches. Plan on time off work and non-weight bearing for at least several weeks.
  • Recovery can’t be rushed. A rule of thumb is fair healing in 3 months, good healing in about 6, and a year until you’re fully back to normal.
  • Physical therapy will be needed to regain range of motion and conditioning in your feet.

At Advanced Foot & Ankle Specialists of Arizona, we do all we can to prepare you for surgery and help you through recovery. Learn more by calling our office in Gilbert at (480) 981-1800 or Chandler at (480) 963-9000 to schedule an appointment.