You Can Stay Active After Foot Surgery With Low Impact Exercises

Posted by Dr. Jeffrey L. Adler

Feb 9, 2016 9:00:00 AM

woman_doing_low_impact_exercisesWhen people are considering the idea of getting foot surgery to help with painful foot problems, sometimes it’s not the surgery they are most concerned about, but the recovery time. Especially this time of year when many people have committed to getting healthy by exercising, it can seem like a catch-22 – you’re finally ready to commit to being active, but your foot pain is limiting what you can do.

This pain may be a result of common foot and ankle problems such as bunions, hammertoes, plantar fasciitis, Achilles tendonitis, fallen arches, or misaligned feet. These problems make it difficult to play sports, exercise regularly, wear certain types of shoes, run and even walk because of the chronic pain they cause. Often times, getting treated for the pain seems like it would be even more painful – but it’s not!

If you’ve had this thought slip through your mind, then you need to know that if you don’t treat your foot pain, it will only continue to get worse.

You may be thinking that it’s one thing to experience foot pain while exercising, but getting foot surgery and then not being able to be active at all during recovery, will just set you too far back from reaching the goals you’ve set.

Why settle for suffering when you can see results in just days?

There is a foot procedure available called HyProCure® that corrects the underlying cause of the majority of foot problems. This root cause is foot misalignment, resulting from a faulty foot structure caused by the ankle bone slipping off the heel bone, leading to an excessive inward rotation of the ankle.

How is HyProCure® different from other foot surgeries?

HyProCure® uses a minimally invasive technique that places a small titanium stent into the naturally occurring space between the ankle bone and heel bone. This stabilizes the ankle, keeping it from excessively rolling inward and correcting the misalignment that has caused your painful foot problems.

Most patients experience little or no pain during the outpatient procedure. It’s safe for most children and adults and has a very high success rate.

What physical activity can you do?

If you’re worried about the inability to stay active and reach your fitness goals after foot surgery, you need to know that patients who get the HyProCure® procedure leave the office in a walking boot and are back walking in their own shoes in 3 to 5 days. While you can’t run or jump for 4 to 6 weeks so the stent has time to settle into place, you can still be active by doing low impact exercises like those shown in the video below:

 

 

If foot problems are causing you pain and keeping you from reaching your health goals, there is a treatment for you that lets you be active with low impact exercises while recovering. Contact a New York podiatrist at Adler Footcare to see if you’re a candidate for HyProCure®.

Adler Footcare is classified as a Center of Excellence for HyProCure® implantation, by the Graham International Implant Institute, because of the safety, expertise and experience offered to patients. At Adler Footcare we believe feet shouldn’t hurt and neither should their treatment.

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Topics: Foot Care, foot surgery, HyProCure