Everyone will have a different recovery experience.
Most HyProCure recipients have very little pain/soreness while others who have a lower threshold could experience a greater level of unpleasantness. It makes a big difference if the surgeon includes a small dose of a mild steroid combined with the local anesthesia before making the cut. You should stay off your foot as much as possible in the first 7 to 10 days. Once told by your doctor, you can slowly increase walking to tolerance. It is very important to take anti-inflammatory medicine if told to do so by your doctor. The reason for post-procedure pain is from the inflammatory reaction.
Apply ice to your out ankle over the incision area.
Never apply ice directly to your skin; always make sure to have a dry washcloth or dishtowel on the skin. Research shows that ice is only effective for 15 minutes per hour. You should ice the area 15 min/hour when you are awake for the first several days. Always follow the advice from your doctor before the advice on this site.
Make sure you feel an improvement with your soreness after taking your anti-inflammatory or pain medication. If you don’t feel any improvement tell your doctor. It is possible that the medicine given to you is not working for you. That is why there are so many different kinds of medicine.
Your doctor will tell you if you can walk on your foot right away or if you need to use crutches.
If you are allowed to walk on your foot, it is very important to limit the amount of walking you do, especially the first several days. The more you walk, the longer your recovery will be. You need to allow the tissues to recover from the insertion of HyProCure. We want you to have a speedy, not lengthy, recovery. It is up to you. The more you listen and follow the advice from your surgeon the faster your recovery. Everyone responds to surgery differently. You will find some testimonials of people walking right away with little to no pain while you are experiencing significant pain and are having a difficult time walking. This is just how one person responds to surgery versus another. You could be an ideal candidate for HyProCure and have a perfect placement but have a longer than anticipated recovery.
The first 7 to 10 days is when you will find the first period of improvement.
During the next 3 weeks to 3 months, you should expect to experience good days/bad days. This is because your tissues are healing and when you have a “good day”, you will over-do it and the next day you will probably have a “bad day” because you did too much the day before. During the “bad day”, you take it easy and limit your walking. The next day, when you get out of bed, you feel better so you push it again and the cycle continues. Little by little the “bad days” become good days as the tissues strengthen and adjust to your corrected foot alignment.
You should expect to walk a bit awkward during the recovery.
You’ve been walking one way your entire life and now your foot structure is adapting to the corrected position. It will also make if different if only one or both of your feet have been corrected. Another big factor is if there were other surgical procedures performed at the same time. The other procedure can negatively affect your recovery. Many times, it is mandatory to have other procedure(s) performed at the same surgical setting. If possible, it is best to have HyProCure inserted first, then once you can bear full weight on your foot the additional procedures can be performed.
Even though this is a rather quick surgery, performed through a small incision, it could take up to a year or longer for a full recovery because this is one of the most powerful orthopedic procedures.
The foundation joint of your body is restored and the other bones, joints, ligaments, tendons, and muscles of your feet, knees, hips, and back are going to have to get adjusted to the corrected alignment.
One of the most important aspects of your recovery is to make sure you are wearing shoes that are not worn out.
This is the biggest reason for developing problems after the procedure. It is natural to land on the outer heel of your shoes. This is the first area of your shoe to wear out. If you walk on a shoe with a worn-out heel, this will over-stretch the ankle ligaments to the outer ankle. It feels like you have a minor ankle sprain. Please make sure you buy and wear shoes that are not worn out.