Foot surgery may involve ankles, bones, heel, joints, muscles, nerves, toes, toenails, ligaments, tendons or skin. The recovery time for foot surgery depends on the type of surgery performed. While it isn’t always painful, sometimes the total time for recovery can even last several months.
The following techniques explain how the healing process can be accelerated:
Home Recovery Trick: RICE
Once you return home after the foot surgery, applying the RICE method can speed up your recovery.
The RICE acronym stands for:
RICE is an effective recovery method, which reduces swelling and pain, regardless if it’s for the following conditions:
How to Use the RICE Method?
Allowing Time To Heal
In some cases, it may take several months for swelling to subside, whether the surgery is intended to correct a deformity or restore function in the foot. It’s important not to deviate from your podiatrist’s instructions, which will likely involve a continuation of the RICE technique until recovery is complete. In addition to compression stockings, you may also need to use crutches or other walking aids for awhile.