Any kind of medical surgery is a big deal because no matter how big or small, there are always risks involved. People tend to focus on and worry about the actual surgery and what could go wrong, but don’t always spend as much time thinking about the recovery process – what it involves and a plan to make it happen.
At Adler Footcare a New York podiatrist will treat you with only the latest and best technology available. Dr. Adler specializes in minimally invasive foot surgery New York, which is a procedure done by making a very small incision the size of a pinprick. Adler Footcare is also recognized as a center of excellence for HyProCure® treatment, which means the podiatrists are HyProCure® Surgeon Master Specialists.
We emphasize that these outpatient procedures cause minimal pain and the recovery process is often nearly painless too. Because of this, it’s easy to overlook what your life will be like after the surgery. While recovery depends on your unique situation, severity of your foot problem, and the type of foot surgery you have, it’s important to prepare yourself for some time off your feet. The article below gives some great tips for doing that.
Posted by: Tom Schwab, The Goodbye Crutches Blog
How to Avoid Depression After Foot Surgery
1. Invite People Over
There will be days when you are too tired to have company and that is okay. However, when you feel yourself gain energy and strength, invite a friend or family member over for a visit. They can even just come for a few minutes. That in person, human contact will give you a boost and remind you that the rest of the world hasn’t forgotten about you.
2. Make Calls
If you do not feel up to making yourself presentable enough to have company, you can still pick up the phone and connect with someone you miss talking to on a regular basis. Call co-workers for updates, family members for advice, and friends for support. You can even email a few people and request that they call you when they have a few minutes. The beauty of the phone is that you never have to leave the couch in order to make a connection with others.
Your mobility will be limited, but there is no reason to let all of your muscles atrophy while you lay around. Not only will exercise feel good, but you will see your emotions rise as well. Keep some hand weights near the couch and lift them during commercials. Do some stretches to keep your muscles limber. And make sure you always do the physical therapy exercises prescribed as well.
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We hope these tips are helpful for you as you recover after foot surgery. Technology these days allows for amazing treatments for foot problems causing you pain, and help significantly reduce recovery times. If you’d like more information about foot surgery contact a New York podiatrist at Adler Footcare. We believe feet shouldn’t hurt and neither should their treatment.