bunion surgery recovery
Bunion surgery 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 initial recovery period, it is 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 also important to avoid bearing weight on the affected foot for a period of time, and to keep the surgical area dry and clean. Physical therapy may be recommended to help regain range of motion and strength in the foot. It's important to keep in mind that the recovery process may be slow and that it may be some time before full recovery is achieved. It's important to consult with a specialist surgeon to discuss the recovery time, post-surgery care, and any activities that should be avoided during the recovery period.