Will I have to miss work if I have foot surgery?

In all likelihood, you will have to take some time off from work for foot surgery. The amount of time depends on your work schedule, when your surgery is performed, the type of procedure being performed, and the nature of your job.

Surgeries are typically done during normal office hours (which vary at each of our locations and where your surgery is done). If you have an early morning job, such as a “first shift” or an office job, you will likely need to take some time off from work for the surgery itself.

There is also a chance you may need to schedule additional time off from work for your recovery. We may recommend rest, ice, and elevating your leg for a period of time after the procedure. Additionally, you will probably need to avoid strenuous activity, so those whose jobs require manual labor should plan accordingly.

If we are performing a surgical procedure to treat a foot or ankle issue for you, we will provide a thorough consultation with you so you understand exactly what is required for your specific case. Call Foot & Ankle Associates of Florida by dialing 407-339-7759 or 352-589-9550 (if calling from Lake County) and we will be glad to answer your questions or schedule an appointment for you at any of our five offices – Kissimmee, Lake Mary, Tavares, Altamonte Springs, and Orlando, FL.