Bunion recovery typically involves a period of rest and immobilization following surgery to allow the bones and soft tissues to heal properly. This can include wearing a special shoe or boot and using crutches to keep weight off the affected foot. Physical therapy may also be prescribed to help regain range of motion and strength in the foot. Recovery time can vary depending on the type of surgery and the individual patient, but most people can expect to be able to return to normal activities within several weeks to several months. During the recovery period, it's important to follow the instructions provided by the surgeon, including taking prescribed medications as directed, keeping the foot elevated as much as possible, and refraining from activities that could cause further injury. It's also recommended to avoid standing or walking for long periods of time, or doing any heavy lifting for a period of time as well. It's important to note that even with surgery, the bunion may return if the underlying cause is not addressed.