Quick recovery and minimal discomfort are among the benefits of many of the newer, less invasive surgical techniques used in foot and ankle surgery today. Physical therapy sometimes can speed up the recovery of the surgical process. There are many different physical therapy modalities that are available. Immediately after surgery, physical therapy protocols are established such as the application of cold packs plus the elevation of the effected areas. Sometimes modalities such as passive range of motion, ultrasound, TENS(transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation) and many others are utilized. A TENS unit is a battery operated device typically housed in a small box, with attached electrodes. When placed on the feet, the electrodes can safely deliver electrical impulses that both ease discomfort and stimulate healing.

Podiatrists are physicians trained to use the latest in techniques and equipment to keep feet and ankles healthy and working well. We use a wide range of therapies and surgeries to treat conditions related to foot and ankle structure and function. We can also teach you how to avoid foot problems in the future. Is foot surgery part of your treatment plan? At Family Foot and Ankle Care we will do our best to have you comfortable and back on your feet in the shortest amount of time.

Dr. Marc Fink

P.S. Discomfort is usually greatest two or three days after foot and ankle surgery.

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