Users' questions

How long do you have to stay off your feet after bunion surgery?

How long do you have to stay off your feet after bunion surgery?

While recovery after bunion surgery takes about six to eight weeks, full recovery from bunion removal surgery can take an average of four to six months. For the first two weeks following your surgery, you’ll wear a surgical boot or cast to protect your foot. You should avoid getting your stitches wet.

What is the fastest way to recover from bunion surgery?

Bunion Surgery Recovery Tips

  1. Buy ice packs to prevent leaking onto bandage from using plastic bags.
  2. Cook a few days worth of meals before surgery.
  3. Have extra pillows for easy elevation of the leg.
  4. Practice with crutches if you will be using them.
  5. Buy compressive wrap to help decrease swelling after surgery.

Does your shoe size change after bunion surgery?

The vast majority of patients who undergo bunion surgery experience a dramatic reduction of foot pain after surgery, along with a significant improvement in the alignment of their big toe. Bunion surgery will not allow you to wear a smaller shoe size or narrow-pointed shoes.

How long does it take to heal from bunion surgery?

Bunion Surgery Recovery Time. On average, patients will recover from a bunion surgery within 6 weeks or so. In rare cases, it can take up to 8 months to fully heal. The recovery time depends on your age, and whether you have any preexisting medical conditions.

What is the “average” recovery time after surgery?

The average recovery time for this type of surgery is 2 to 3 weeks, however, if everything goes on fine and recovery is fast, one can get back to work by the end of the week.

What should I expect from bunion surgery recovery?

First 6 Weeks After Bunion Surgery Elevation. You should keep your foot elevated as much as possible for at least two weeks after bunion surgery. Walking. Walking should be kept to a minimum in the early stages of bunion surgery recovery as foot swelling increases when the foot is down. Regular Ice. Dressings & Wound Care. Medication. Exercises. Driving.

When should I have surgery for my bunions?

If conservative treatment doesn’t relieve your symptoms, you might need surgery. Surgery is not recommended for cosmetic reasons; only when a bunion causes you frequent pain or interferes with your daily activities. There are many surgical procedures for bunions, and no one technique is best for every problem.