- 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.