Is it OK to wiggle toes after ankle surgery?
After 72 hours
Unless you have had toe surgery we suggest that you wiggle your toes for 15 seconds and rest for 15 seconds.
How long is recovery from peroneal tendon surgery?
Recovery from surgical repair of your peroneal tendon typically takes about four months. Your ankle will feel weak when it comes out of the cast and it is important to perform gentle range of motion exercises three or four times a day for three or four weeks after your cast is removed.
How high should you elevate your foot after surgery?
Elevate the foot/ankle above the level of the heart, using several pillows, for at least 14 days after surgery. Do not place pillows directly behind the knee. Elevation for 30 minutes every 2 hours is a good initial recommendation. Excess pain and swelling should be reported to your physician.
How long after peroneal tendon surgery Can you walk?
Use your crutches, walker, or knee scooter for a total of 4 weeks after surgery. You may begin walking without the boot when you are 8 weeks from surgery.
How do you know if you need peroneal tendon surgery?
Tightness and/or pain the calf area. A snapping noise as the tendon moves out of its normal position. Instability around the ankle joint. Weakness of the muscles surrounding the foot and ankle.
What can I expect after foot tendon surgery?
You will need to wear a cast or a walking boot for 6 to 12 weeks after surgery. At first, it may be set to keep your foot pointed downward as the tendon heals. You may be able to put weight on your affected leg after a few weeks. But it will be several months before you have complete use of your leg and ankle.