Surgery Infographics: Preparing for Your Foot Surgery & Post-Surgery Care Basics
Preparing for Your Foot Surgery
Is foot surgery in your future? Before your surgery, create a personalized plan to minimize your stress following the operation. As you plan, you should consider preparing your home, arranging for transportation for yourself, planning your work schedule, stocking up on groceries, and asking friends and family for help.
Post-Surgery Care Basics
Following your surgery, take your pain medication as directed, keep your incision and bandages dry and clean, and follow the instructions you were given on how much weight your can put on your foot. In addition, you can reduce swelling by elevating and icing your foot according to the instructions you received from your podiatrist. Finally, be sure to call your podiatrist if you have any questions or experience any problems. With careful planning and attention to your post-surgery care, you will help to create your best foot surgery experience.