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The Do’s and Don’ts for Healthy Eating for your Surgery Recovery

Posted by Tom Schwab

healthy_eatingProper eating sounds simple and sensible, but when you are recovering from an injury or surgery, it is even more important than ever before.  You know your body needs the right fuel to get through any day, but when you are injured, getting the right nutrients into your body is essential.  If you had surgery on your foot or ankle or you had a sudden injury, your body will be working hard to repair itself. In order for it to do so as quickly and efficiently as possible, you will need to give it the right items to help.  Here are the do’s and don’ts for healthy eating when you are recovering.

 

Do Drink Water

Keeping yourself fully hydrated at all times is very important.  Water is key to how your body functions on many levels and it is also key to your recovery.  Make sure you drink water throughout the day and keep a bottle or glass handy at all times.  Many times, you might eat because you are hungry when really you are thirsty.  Try drinking water instead of reaching for high calorie snacks.

 

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Topics: Recovery, Surgery

10 Vital Items to Take to the Surgical Center for your Foot or Ankle Surgery

Posted by Brooke Williams

surgery_centerIf you have to have foot or ankle surgery, you will have a little time to prepare for what is to come. When you think about going in for the surgery, there are a number of items you will want to take with you. Here is a list of some of those things as well as a few things you will not want to bring.

 

1. Surgery Information

Your doctor has likely given you a pamphlet of information on your surgery that you might like to bring along with you in case you want to read through the details while you wait to go in for surgery.

 

2. Your ID and Insurance Card

You will me amazed how many times people will ask you your name, your doctor's name and what your are having done.  It's not that they are clueless, but they want to be extra certain that you get the planned procedure.  They will ask you for a government issued ID card and your insurance information when you first arrive, so make sure you have both ready to start out.

 

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Topics: Ankle, Foot / Bunion, Preparing, Surgery

Coping with the Non-Weight Bearing Lifestyle Part 1-Before Surgery

Posted by Brooke Williams

non_weight_bearing_nwb_surgery_tipsIf you know you have to have a foot or ankle surgery that is going to knock you down to one foot, you have a rough time ahead of you. But there are things you can do to help yourself cope with the non-weight bearing lifestyle both before and during the process. Here are some things you can do before your surgery to help the recovery process run more smoothly.

 

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Topics: Preparing, Surgery

Top 6 Things Lucky People have after Foot Surgery

Posted by Brooke Williams

BootGuardzOkay, so you tripped and fell and you aren’t feeling lucky at all as St. Patrick’s Day approached. But if you look around you and grasp at a few straws, though you are injured and have to go through the recovery process, there are several things that can still make you feel lucky during the recovery process…including some of the items that help you get through your daily routine! Here are a few things that make you feel lucky as you hop through your recovery.

 

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Topics: Foot / Bunion, Surgery

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