Footloose star, Julianne Hough, sustained a ligament tear in her foot earlier in the year, but is back on her feet as she was seen resuming her workout regimes. She posted the extent of her injuries in a series of Instagram photos.
In the photos she was shown in her home wearing a big black cast wrapping her foot and utilizing crutches. The caption of the photo stated, “When I tore a ligament in my foot almost 2 months ago! Thank heavens for Dr. Dustin who whipped me back in shape with no surgery needed! 4th day of working out since it happened…”
If you or someone you know has recently come out of surgery, they may not know how important choosing footwear post-operation can be. It is highly recommended you see a podiatrist like Dr. Neal Mozen of Foot Healthcare Associates whose expert advice can steer you in the right direction.
Choosing the right shoes during post-operative surgery
Finding the right shoes to wear after surgery is vital during the recovery process. Many don’t know what to do after surgery, therefore consulting a podiatrist, is important. This way you will know what to wear without the worries.
Surgeries are often performed on patients with bone deformities or other illnesses that can’t be treated through traditional means. This is usually the final decision one would take if no other option is available. After surgery is completed, allowing yourself the proper recovery time is essential.
Conditions Which Require Surgery
Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome – bunions which deform the large toe bones and cannot be corrected with other methods.
Ligament tears – require surgery to alleviate pain and restore mobility.
The Right Footwear
Orthopedic shoes – Shoes that offer a rubber sole to prevent any possibility of slipping while foot related balance and support is reduced post-surgery. These shoes are only meant to be worn post-surgery, and not all the time.
Wider and large heel – These shoes come with a raised heel and have the same orthopedic functions. Although very effective, they can run a bit more expensive if not covered by insurance.
Athletic shoes – Some people don’t need special footwear and settle for comfortable athletic shoes. These offer support of the feet similar to orthopedic shoes. A wider toe box and firmer heel tend to be the right shoes for post-surgery.
Your podiatrist will recommend you a list of shoes which are appropriate to wear. Everyone has a unique contour and foot design, so specific shoe styles may vary.
In all cases, consult with your podiatrist before wearing shoes and choose the right one for you.
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