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Foot Surgery Recovery: 20+ Things to make it better

Posted by Tom Schwab

Foot_surgery_recovery_20_things_make_betterRecovery after foot surgery can be difficult even if it was planned.  Here are 20 things we've heard from our customers they have used to  make their recovery easier as they went about their daily activities.  Add your tips to the comments section to help others.

  1. Get rid of the rugs in the house – nothing but trip hazard.
  1. Clean up messy cords, strewn items that could cause you to trip.
  2. Re-arrange furniture to make way for you. Make sure there is a clear path to the bathroom, kitchen and bedroom.
  3. Set up an online banking account to make bill-payments easier.
  4. Stock up on books, games, movies or TV episodes.
  5. Stock your refrigerator with easy to cook meals.
  6. Scour your area for restaurants or caterers who deliver. Compile their numbers. The more choices the better.
  7. Withdraw cash so you have money at hand. Have your credit card ready with you as well.
  8. Wrap the crutches with foam to make it less painful.
  9. Pick out other crutch alternatives that suits your need. They are less painful and may you offer better mobility.
  10. Consider looking into the hands free crutch, knee walker, seated scooter or wheelchair.
  11. Get a backpack to hold the things you might need. Keys, phone, wallet, books, water, medicines, etc.
  12. Make sure you check for stability before you add a basket onto your walker or scooter. You don’t want to tip forward.
  13. Prepare your bedroom or living room by transfering things you need within reach.
  14. Contact family & friends and ask for their help. Schedule for grocery trips or ask for errand help like taking the trash out.
  15. Have family or friends help with children.
  16. Arrange for someone to take over caring for your pets.
  17. Have duplicates for your keys made so family and friends can let themselves in.
  18. Get body pillows to help you elevate your leg and make you more comfortable when you sleep.
  19. Pick out a functional wardrobe. Get pants that can fit through your cast. Cargo pants are great, they have pockets too.
  20. Be faithful on your medications and physical theraphy. Follow doctor’s advice.

So what is your best tip for recovery? 

Share it in the comments.

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Topics: Tips, Foot / Bunion, FAQ, Recovery

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