Big toe joint fusion recovery time is generally 2-3 weeks of sutures, surgical dressing and shoe. Then a good running shoe for 6-8 weeks.
The length of recovery time depends on the surgeon’s confidence in your ability to heal. For example someone with diabetes that is a smoker will have a much longer healing time than a fit 20 year old athlete.
The best case scenario is approximately 2-3 weeks in a CAM walker or a cast, then a couple weeks in a good supportive running shoe until the surgeon can see the bone fusing together on X-ray during a checkup visit. It can take 6-8 weeks until you start to feel better than you did before the surgery.
This guide will detail the length of specific step by step bone spur surgery recovery time.
Day 1: Top of the Foot Spur Removal Surgery Day:
Day 7: Top of the Foot Bone Spur Removal Surgery Postoperative Visit #1:
Week 2-3: Top of the Foot Bone Spur Removal Surgery Postoperative Visit #2:
Week 5: Postoperative Visit #3:
2 Months: Postoperative Visit #4:
There are many things that can make you heal much quicker.
A)How much do you weigh?
B)How much walking do you need to do after a surgery?:
C)How healthy and physically fit are you?