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Houston TX Podiatrist Suggests Fun Things To Do During Your Foot Surgery Recovery

houston tx podiatrist suggests fun things to do during foot surgery recoveryCommon side effects of foot surgery include sore muscles and tendons, numbness in the foot or ankle, and – not to be overlooked – boredom. Our Houston TX podiatrist knows that clients often do not anticipate how much time they will have to spend off their feet. If you find yourself bored on the couch after your foot surgery, take a look at the following list of activities!

5 Activity Ideas While You Recover from Foot Surgery, From Our Houston TX Podiatrist

Netflix/Hulu/YouTube

If you’ve ever experienced the phenomenon of turning on an episode of your favorite show or channel and emerging from the digital abyss hours later, you can rejoice at the fact that foot surgery gives you a medical justification to do so. Binge watching without the guilt? Take advantage of the silver linings while they exist!

Knitting & Crafting

If TV is not cutting it for you, give knitting or crocheting a try. If you need some direction in getting started, give it a google and you’re off! You may be surprised by how many free how-to videos are available on YouTube these days – from origami to embroidery to painting.

If you like to craft to pass the time, consider scrapbooking, painting, or good, old-fashioned coloring. Adult coloring book options have skyrocketed in the past few years. Doing double duty as a boredom-buster and a stress reliever, you may be surprised at how enjoyable coloring can be.

Our Houston TX Podiatrist Recommends Couch-Friendly Entertainment

Podcasts & Playlists

If you haven’t had the chance to explore the growing litany of podcasts in the media world, spend some time exploring this medium. NPR and RadioLab are particularly popular producers of trending podcasts. You can also revisit and s­pruce up your music library. Make playlists for future car rides, gatherings, and events!

Podcasts aren’t just about music these days, either. There are many free educational podcasts on a variety of topics. Whether you’ve always wanted to learn a language, or if you want to learn more about a historical event, you can likely find a quality podcast about the topic of your choice!

Make Lists

If you can’t stop wishing you weren’t on the couch, make a list of all the things you can’t wait to do. That way, when you are fully healed, you won’t have to waste a moment making a game plan to take the afternoon stroll you’ve been dreaming of or visit the restaurant you’ve been missing.

Write a Journal, Letters, or Thank You Notes

Sometimes taking a break allows you time to slow down and reflect. Instead of the usual text, perhaps take some time to write a note to a friend or family member. Journaling can also be therapeutic and enjoyable while recovering.

Whatever you ultimately decide to do while you recover, our podiatrist near Houston TX urges you to keep your mind sharp while you give your feet a chance to heal. Don’t forget to have some fun!

The information provided in this article is not meant to be medical advice and is for educational purposes only. If you would like to learn more about this and other topics related to podiatry, feel free to contact Foot & Ankle Associates, with a convenient podiatry office location near Houston TX, by clicking here or by calling 281.397.3487.

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