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By Premier Podiatry - East Cobb
March 16, 2015
Category: Foot Care

Foot SurgeryYour foot and ankle surgery at Premier Podiatry - East Cobb in Marietta is coming up soon. Are you ready? While you may not have much to do to prepare for the surgery itself, the more you can prepare for your recovery period afterwards, the better. Here are six ways Marietta podiatrists encourage patients to prepare for an upcoming foot and ankle surgery and recovery.

1. Prepare Your Home

Does getting around your home require trips up and down stairs? During your recovery, you'll want to move as little as possible. Set up a special area for yourself - whether in bed or on the couch - and make sure that you have everything you need within reach.

2. Do Routine Tasks in Advance

Routine tasks like grocery shopping, getting a haircut or cleaning the house won't be practical once your foot is in a cast. You'll want to do as many routine tasks ahead of time as you can. Cook and freeze meals in advance. Deep clean the house. Do the laundry. Run your errands. You won't be able to do these tasks later.

3. Line Up Friends to Help

Of course, no matter how much you prepare in advance, you will still have things to do after your surgery and you will need help. Line up friends and family to help out in advance, whether they will be driving you to doctors appointments, bring you meals or doing your laundry.

4. Line Up Entertainment

Healing from foot and ankle surgery often takes Marietta residents anywhere from a few weeks to several months. Plan plenty of sedentary activities in advance so you don't get too bored. Ask your boss if you can take any paperwork home, catch up on all your favorite TV episodes, take up knitting or read an entire stack of books. You'll have plenty of time on your hands!

5. Clean Your Foot Well

The night before the surgery, make sure to shower and clean your foot well. Trim your toenails and file any calluses. Wear cotton socks to keep your feet clean.

6. Follow Doctor's Orders

Lastly, make sure you review and follow any doctor's orders, such as fasting, quitting smoking or skipping certain medications. Your Premier Podiatry - East Cobb podiatrist in Marietta will give you these instructions during your last office visit before your foot and ankle surgery. Don't hesitate to call if you have any further questions or concerns.

Foot and ankle surgery may be inconvenient, but you aren't the first or the last Marietta resident to experience it. Use these tips, along with any other tips your doctor at Premier Podiatry - East Cobb gives you, and you'll pull through your recovery in no time.

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