If you’re going to be having foot or ankle surgery in the near future, there are some things you can be doing right now to prepare and ensure you make a full and speedy recovery. Taking a few minutes now to read these tips will help you be both mentally and physically prepared for your operation.
Following on from last week’s article where we compared the Posterior and the Direct Anterior approaches to hip replacement, we now discuss important information about how best to take care of yourself post-surgery, both in hospital and when you are recovering at home. It is also important to understand any complications following surgery so you can reduce your risk, as well as understand ways you can help speed up your recovery.
Sprained ankles are common. It only takes an over-enthusiastic run down the stairs, or a mis-judgement of a pavement height to turn your ankle or twist your foot, after which you will likely feel a sharp pain and have to hobble home. It is important to diagnose a sprain from a fracture though and there are also some practical tips on how you can assist a quick recovery.