recoveryWhen surgery is the best option for foot and ankle conditions, Dr. Catoire and I are experienced and skilled in the procedures that are required.

Before your procedures are performed, make arrangement for some activities to help you spend your recovery time to your benefit now and in the future.

Spending recovery time in isolation will make the time pass by more slowly than necessary. It is a good time to take advantage of technology and the Internet. This is a good time to indulge yourself in the good times at social media. Facebook is a great place to hold a mini-class reunion as you have a chance to search for old friends and classmates or enjoy some chats that you don’t always get into.

When you go to Twitter or Facebook and search for foot surgery or ankle surgery, you may be able to make virtual connection with others who share your recovery mode. Other spots to connect with other surgery patients include the free blogsites at WordPress.com or Blogger.com. Specialized groups from membership sites such as Ning can be other social spots to check in and share experiences. A Google search for “Foot Surgery groups at Ning” will turn several options to the top of the results.

Returning to the free blog sites such as WordPress.com, you can run an online journal of your experiences. If you opt to have your journal to be public, other people working through their recovery will be able to find you just as you were searching for them. Your story can be helpful to them as they work through their recovery; similarly you can pick up information and tips that can help you speed your own.

Dwelling on surgery is a limiting choice; your hobbies, pets, favorite music or books can be topics to make your journal entries easier to compose, plus make you interesting to others who share the same hobbies and favorites. After recovery, some of the connections you make while working yourself back into activity can become longtime friends and associates.

We want you to have a successful experience in your treatment. At Hoosier Foot and Ankle, we want you to find relief for the foot condition that led to the need for a recovery plan. If you are suffering from foot or ankle pain without a process for recovery, please call us for a consultation and let us diagnose the condition and develop a program for you. You can call 317-660-2115 today or use the online appointment request form available 24/7 for your convenience. Your request goes directly to the my cell phone so that I can get staff informed and get your appointment set up promptly.

You’re well on your way to a better day.