Between shopping for loved ones, cooking holiday feasts, baking goodies, and bouncing from parties to pageants to other events, the holiday season here in Long Island can be rather hectic. Once it’s all done, you will likely need some time to recover! Bouncing back from the holidays is actually a little like recovering from foot surgery. Both are ways of letting yourself get back to a previous state following a stressful time. Recovering from the busyness might entail spa services courtesy of Red Door Sap, Hands On HealthCare Massage Therapy & Wellness Day Spa, or Blue Water Spa. For foot surgery and recovery, however, you can’t do better than Foot Specialists of Long Island.
Invasive surgery is stressful on the body. For this reason, we will always try to address foot conditions with the use of nonsurgical means. In many cases, we can. Sometimes, though, surgery is a necessary option. When you opt to pursue this path of treatment, we will discuss it thoroughly in advance, including making sure that you understand what is entailed with the surgery recovery process.
The specific details of your recovery will depend, of course, on the procedure being performed, the issue being addressed, and even your healing ability. Some common treatments after a surgical procedure include:
- Rest – Your body needs time to heal, so you should refrain from physical activities for a certain time period.
- Elevation – For up to two weeks following your surgery, it is important to keep the affected limb elevated above heart level as much as possible.
- Ice – This can help to alieve swelling and pain, while also promoting the body’s natural healing processes.
- Physical therapy – As your body becomes ready for activity, it is important to follow a prepared plan that will serve to improve strength, flexibility, and range of motion.
If you need expert care for a foot or ankle condition, Foot Specialists of Long Island is here for you, especially when forefoot surgery is necessary for correcting the issue. You can find comfort in our experience and skill, things you want from a foot surgeon. Contact our Massapequa, NY podiatrist office for more information by calling (516) 804-9038 or use our online form to schedule your appointment today.