Should I do anything to prepare my feet for foot surgery?

Careful preparation in the days before foot surgery can help make the aftercare process go more smoothly for you, aiding in the speed and fullness of healing and reducing risk of setbacks—not to mention making your life a little easier and more comfortable!

Each surgery is different—you won’t necessarily prepare for each in the same way—and we’ll always make sure you’re fully aware of your responsibilities and instructions. That said, some general tips include:

  • Arranging for friends or family to stay with you or be available to assist with daily tasks in the first few days or weeks after your surgery.
  • Making sure your living area is clean and obstacle free.
  • Moving essential items (such as food, clothing, kitchen or bathroom supplies) to places where they’ll be easier to access.
  • Avoiding medications or substances that can impair healing, such as aspirin, anti-inflammatory medications, birth control, nicotine, or alcohol.

We’ll, of course, share a more specific list with you at your appointment, which you can schedule today by calling 760-568-0108.

Dr. Harvey Danciger
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Dr. Harvey Danciger is a podiatrist and foot surgeon in Palm Desert, CA specializing in the foot and ankle