The hustle and bustle of the holidays brings with it extra stress. Have you slowed down to consider the stress it puts on your feet? You put on your dress shoes for parties, your comfortable flats for shopping, your rubber boots for cleaning up the yard, or your slippers for baking up some goodies in the kitchen. So imagine if you had to have foot surgery during the holiday season. It very well could turn Christmas into a bah-humbug holiday – but it doesn’t have to. If you know someone recovering from foot surgery, below are some “gifts” you can give them to help with their recovery and still enjoy the holiday season.
Posted by: Goodbye Crutches
10 Best Holiday “Gifts” For Someone Recovering From Foot Surgery
There are many activities you can do while recovering from foot surgery. First off, get rid of the crutches and rent yourself a Knee Scooter. The Knee Scooter is a lifesaving invention for those wanting to stay active and mobile while recovering from a foot injury or surgery. In fact, you may be able to use this time of year to lean on your friends and family for help. Most people reach out during the holidays to help those in need. Whether it be the local food drive or caroling at the Nursing home, it's a time of year to help others. I have compiled a list of the top 10 things you can do for someone recovering from foot surgery/injury. If you think of something that's not on my list, leave me a comment and I'd be more than happy to add it.
Top 10 Ways to Help a Friend
Recovering from Foot Surgery/Injury During the Holidays
- Rent them a Crutch Alternative from Goodbyecrutches.com
- Bring Them dinner
- Help them decorate their home inside and out
- Shovel their sidewalk or driveway (or rake leaves) whichever comes first.
- Order them a Cast cooler
- Get them a fun and decorative cast cover. Cover My Cast
- Walk their pet
- Help them with their Holiday Baking
- Clean their House or Apartment
- Do their Christmas Shopping…or if they go too you could park in the handicapped spot at the mall!
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‘Tis the season for helping others and the list above suggests easy things you can do to help someone who is recovering from foot surgery. If you are that someone, don’t hesitate to ask for help. If you’re considering foot surgery, contact a New York podiatrist at Adler Footcare. We offer minimally invasive foot surgery, which means that it’s done by making a very small incision, and causes minimal pain. Dr. Adler’s patients enjoy significantly reduced recovery times as well.
If you’d like to learn more, download the free e-book below. At Adler Footcare we believe feet shouldn’t hurt and neither should their treatment.