How long after bunion surgery can I walk?
The success of your surgery largely depends on you. As the wound heals, you can gradually apply pressure and within the first few weeks, you may walk short distances. You should be able to drive again within a week, but expect minor swelling for about six months.
Can I take my boot off to sleep after bunion surgery?
You will receive a soft bunion splint that you should use 23 hours a day. If comfortable, you can sleep only with the splint, and without the shoe.
What happens if I walk too soon after bunion surgery?
In MacGill’s clinical experience, patients who put weight on the foot too early can increase postoperative pain and swelling, as well as risk loss of correction and possible delayed bone healing, he said.
What is the fastest way to recover from bunion surgery?
Recovery after the procedure
- rest and elevate their foot and leg to keep it from moving.
- take pain medications for discomfort and antibiotics to prevent infection.
- use ice packs on the foot and toe to bring down swelling.
- wear a surgical boot for several weeks.
- use crutches or a knee walker for a few weeks.
Should I wiggle my toes after bunion surgery?
o If you had surgery on your toes, don’t wiggle them. It’s fine to move your ankle back and forth as long as it doesn’t hurt. Don’t worry about wiggling your toes. We’ve bandaged your toes in a specific position for alignment during recovery.
When can I drive after bunion surgery?
You may resume driving in 1 to 2 weeks if surgery treated the left foot. You may resume driving after about 6 weeks if surgery treated the right foot. You may wear tennis shoes after about 8 weeks of recovery. Full recovery (no more residual pain or swelling) takes 3 to 4 months.
How important is it to wear a boot after bunion surgery?
For the first two weeks, the doctor will ask you to wear a surgical boot at all times. This boot works as a cast to protect your bone structure and limit damage to your stitches. Don’t move the dressing or cast as this can damage the healing process. When showering, use a plastic bag to cover the cast.
What age should you get bunion surgery?
You can be operated on at any age but 35-45 is still my best age with least risks and optimism.
Is it worth it to have bunion surgery?
In general, surgery for bunions is only recommended when pain from the bunion prevents a patient from wearing normal shoes and performing their normal daily activities. If your bunions only hurt when you are wearing pointy toed, high heeled shoes; surgery is not your best option.
What is the cost of a bunion surgery?
Determining the Cost of Bunion Surgery
There are a variety of factors that can impact the cost of bunion surgery, but research shows that the average price for bunion surgery is around $5,560, but can be is little as $3,500 or over $12,000.