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How long does it take to recover from a heel joint arthroscopy?

It can take six weeks to three months to completely recover from heel joint arthroscopy. However, depending on how active you are at your job, you will be able to return to work before that. Expect to take from two to four weeks off work. 

The first week or two following surgery, you’ll have a bandage over the small incisions. Your foot will be swollen, and you’ll need to stay off it for at least a few days. You will need to use crutches. You will see your doctor one to two weeks after the surgery for a check-up. Your surgeon will advise you on how to begin increasing activity and how much weight to allow on your foot.

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