After assessing the biomechanics and existing misalignment of your bones, the doctor will explain the various procedures and suggest which one is right for you. He will describe the recovery period including what to expect post-surgery, after a few months, and when you’ll be able to wear shoes, drive, exercise and expect a full recovery.
Once you decide to move forward, you will schedule the surgery with the doctor’s office. Every surgeon is different, but most require blood work prior to surgery to be certain that you are in optimal health to have and recover from surgery. Some surgeons will not operate if you are a smoker or are very heavy, since both of these conditions may cause unwanted complications and prevent a successful outcome.