How Long After Bunion Surgery Can I Go Back To Work?

You may have many concerns about your bunion surgery, including the recovery process. Most people are worried about when they will be able to resume their normal activities....like walking, working, driving. Your recovery will depend on your individual situation. The severity of your case, the type of job you have will all influence when you can begin activities again.

For example, if you had a mild a bunion surgery and work a desk job, you may be able to return to work as early as 3-4 days. However, if you have job that requires you to stand or walk a lot like a waitress or flight attendant you may not be able to return to work for longer. In addition, the foot that you had surgery on will dictate when you will be able to drive again. Of course, as long as you're on pain medication, you should not drive.

The longer you wait to have you're bunion treated, the longer you can expect for the recovery. The bunion will progress to get worse and worse, so having it treated early, will help to expedite the healing and recovery process.

Getting evaluated and treated ASAP will be your best bet for a quicker and easier recovery time. To make an appointment to be seen by a doctor, click here.

Peter Wishnie, D.P.M.
Owner of Family Foot & Ankle Specialists in Piscataway & Hillsborough, NJ