How long does it take to recover from foot surgery?

Feet are complex structures, which means there is not a one size fits all approach to improving a problem. There are some foot and ankle complaints that require a surgical procedure to correct them. Since each patient is different, it is difficult to give an exact timeframe for recovery after a foot/ankle surgery. But we can provide estimates for various surgical procedures that we perform.

  • Recovery from a bunion or hammertoe surgery may take 2 to 12 weeks before you are able to perform regular daily activities, but a full recovery may be 3 to 6 months before you can resume your full exercise routine that involves impact activities.
  • Midfoot surgical procedures can take 12 weeks, with full recovery requiring 5 to 6 months.
  • Surgery to repair a bone fracture can take from several weeks to several months for recovery, depending on the nature and severity of the injury and the surgery that was performed.

These are simply general guidelines. The podiatric physicians at Foot & Ankle Associates of Florida will discuss your entire surgical procedure in advance, including expectations for post-operative recovery, so you know what to expect. For additional information, call our professionals at Foot & Ankle Associates of Florida by dialing 407-339-7759 or 352-589-9550 (if you live in Lake County). You can also request an appointment by filling out our easy online appointment form today.