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Recovering from Ankle Surgery

Recovering from ankle surgery involves a careful balance of rest and rehabilitation to restore function and strength. An essential aspect of recovery is maintaining and improving ankle mobility. Early, gentle movements help reduce stiffness and promote circulation, aiding in the healing process. Ankle exercises play a vital role in regaining strength and flexibility. Simple exercises such as ankle circles, toe stretches, and resistance band exercises can enhance range of motion and prevent muscle atrophy. Following a podiatrist’s guidance ensures that exercises are performed correctly and safely. Consistent practice of these exercises helps in rebuilding the stability and strength of the ankle, enabling a smoother transition back to normal activities. If you have had surgery to relieve chronic ankle pain, it is suggested that a podiatrist is on your healthcare team who can guide you toward a safe and effective recovery.

Foot surgery is sometimes necessary to treat a foot ailment. To learn more, contact Mital Patel, DPM of South Shore Podiatry. Our doctor will assist you with all of your foot and ankle needs.

When Is Surgery Necessary?

Foot and ankle surgery is generally reserved for cases in which less invasive, conservative procedures have failed to alleviate the problem. Some of the cases in which surgery may be necessary include:

  • Removing foot deformities like bunions and bone spurs
  • Severe arthritis that has caused bone issues
  • Cosmetic reconstruction

What Types of Surgery Are There?

The type of surgery you receive will depend on the nature of the problem you have. Some of the possible surgeries include:

  • Bunionectomy for painful bunions
  • Surgical fusion for realignment of bones
  • Neuropathy decompression surgery to treat nerve damage

Benefits of Surgery

Although surgery is usually a last resort, it can provide more complete pain relief compared to non-surgical methods and may allow you to finally resume full activity.

Surgical techniques have also become increasingly sophisticated. Techniques like endoscopic surgery allow for smaller incisions and faster recovery times.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact our office located in Massapequa, NY . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.

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