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10 Great Resources for Bunion Surgery

Posted by Brooke Williams

 

 

bunion2-resized-600If you have to have bunion surgery, you know you have a lot to deal with already. But there are resources out there that can help you get through the process with as much ease and information as possible. Here are twelve great resources to get you to the other side of your surgery.

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Topics: Foot / Bunion

6 Ways to Stay Fit on Crutches

Posted by Brooke Williams

 

 

apple_a_day-resized-600When you have surgery or injure your foot or ankle, you may worry about being in the non-weight bearing state for an extended period of time. Whether you like to run, swim, or stay active in other ways, you don’t want your situation to keep you from staying as fit as possible. Though you will have to change your regular work out routine, there are still ways to stay fit, even on crutches. Here are a few examples.

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Topics: Tips

Broken Ankle Recovery Time

Posted by Brooke Williams

ankleYou heard the snap. You know what your doctor is going to say. You broke your ankle. And now you have to get it set, get into a cast, and wait around while it heals. But how long will that take? What will recovery be like and when will it be over? The minute you break your ankle and realize you are bound to a non-weight bearing lifestyle, you want your foot back beneath you in its best shape. Here is what to expect in terms of recovery time for a broken ankle as well as a few tips to help you speed it up. Broken ankle recovery time depends on the following things….
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Topics: Ankle, Recovery

The Importance of Staying Off Your Broken Ankle

Posted by Brooke Williams

injured_footYou want to do everything all the time. But the problem with that is that you broke your ankle and you not have to limit yourself. Your doctor has told you that you need to remain non-weight bearing for the duration of the recovery. But can you really do that? Can you avoid putting any weight at all on your broken ankle? You can…and you should! Staying off that broken ankle is of utmost importance when it comes to the healing process. Here are a few reasons why staying in non-weight bearing mood is highly important.

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Topics: Ankle, Recovery

Put a Spring into your Step after Surgery

Posted by Brooke Williams

6_Activities_to Put_A_Spring_in__YourNow that spring is here, you may be excited to see the flowers pop up through the dirt, but the new season doesn’t put a smile on your face like it usually does because of your injury. There are plenty of activities you can do to put a spring into your step and here are just a few.

 

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Topics: Ankle, Foot / Bunion, Recovery

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