You can prevent and treat many foot problems by choosing comfortable, well-fitting shoes. Moreover, you can catch most foot problems early, when they are most effectively treated. If surgery does become necessary, surgical techniques have improved to the point where most foot operations are now done on an outpatient basis. In some cases, recovery times have become shorter. Still, recovery is often a prolonged process, typically from three to six months -- and sometimes longer -- to regain full functioning after most surgical procedures involving the foot.
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How long does it take to recover from foot surgery?
Christopher Chiodo, MD, Orthopedic Surgery, answered
Are my shoes causing foot problems?
Mehmet Oz, MD, Cardiology, answeredMany women suffer from wearing tight shoes and tall heels. They don't realize that bad shoes can hurt your health. Watch this video as Dr. Oz explains how ill-fitting shoes can cause pain and deform your feet.
Can weight gain contribute to Achilles tendinosis?
James Ioli, DPM, Podiatry, answeredWeight gain often contributes to the development of Achilles tendinosis. Although the tendon begins to degrade for a number of reasons, including genetic susceptibility to such damage, extra weight adds to the strain on the tendon and accelerates the destruction.
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