The full recovery time for bunion surgery entirely depends on how severe your deformity was and the type of procedure used to correct it. The worse your bump and the more complicated the surgery, the longer it will take to recover. Normal healing time takes several months. You’ll start by wearing a cast, special boot, or protective shoe. In some cases you may be able to put some weight on the foot after the procedure, but in other cases, you will not.
Once the tissues inside your foot have mostly recovered, you’ll be able to put more weight and pressure on the lower limb. As your foot improves, you’ll need to recondition your lower limbs to return to your activities. This step is especially important if you are an athlete. The success of your post-surgery recovery really depends on many different factors—and how well you care for your foot is a big one. Follow all your post-op instructions to improve your healing. Our team at Carolina Podiatry Group can help you with this. Use our website or call to make an appointment to discuss bunion surgery: (803) 548-FEET for Fort Mill, SC; or (803) 285-1411 for Lancaster, SC.