Heel Surgery Recovery—Finding Ways to Have Fun

Heel surgery recovery may seem like a waste of time, but it’s actually a time saver! Walking around at an event like the Fusebox Festival, taking place April 6-27, 2014, right after your procedure would lead to more downtime and delayed healing. Don’t fret--heel surgery recovery may have you sequestered at home for the moment, but we have some great ideas to pass the time. If you follow your after-care plan, it won’t be long until you’ll be able to get out and enjoy the fantastic events happening around Austin, TX.

 

A common reason for heel surgery is having painful heel spurs that fail to respond to conservative treatment. This bony protrusion can cause extreme pain while standing and walking, and in some cases it requires surgical treatment. There are different procedures, but each one will necessitate a non-weight bearing recovery period. Depending on the nature of your surgery, it could take up to three weeks for a full recovery. While it can be difficult to take a break from the busyness of life and rest after a surgery, the more disciplined you are the more successful your outcome will be.

 

Pass the time with these fun suggestions. Here is a list you can print out:

  • Plan your meals for the next month and search for some new recipes to try
  • Write letters (or e-mails) to friends and family
  • Take up a new hobby such as model cars or knitting
  • Take an online course
  • Learn a new language
  • Organize your bills and files
  • Rent a movie or TV series you have been waiting to see
  • Read, play board games, or try some challenging crossword puzzles

 

If you have been living with painful heels, don’t spend another day in pain. Call the office of Dr. Craig H. Thomajan DPM, FACFAS and Dr. Shine John DPM, FACFAS at (512) 328-8900 to learn about treatment options that will end your discomfort. Online scheduling is also available.

 

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Dr. Craig H. Thomajan, DPM, FACFAS, FAENS
Founder and Managing Partner of Austin Foot and Ankle Specialists
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