How long will I be off work after bunion surgery?
This depends on the type of work you do. Someone who has a job where they can remain seated with their foot elevated will be able to return to work quicker, than an active job in which someone is on their feet. Also, some jobs require specific shoes/boots and will not compromise. After surgery, plan to be in a surgical shoe (open toe) for at least 4 weeks. The time to return to work will be based on healing of soft tissue and bone, and also your specific job requirements. It takes bone 6-8 weeks to heal.
What about a gout diet?
Foods to avoid: Beer, anchovies, organ meat (brains, kidney, liver, sweetbreads), game meats, gravies, yeast, meat extracts, sardines, herring, mackerel, scallops.
Foods to eat in moderation: Fresh and saltwater fish, shellfish, eel, meat, poultry, meat soups and broth, asparagus, mushrooms, cauliflower, spinach, legumes, oatmeal, bran, wheat germ, whole-grain breads and cereals, eggs.
No restriction on these foods: Breads and cereals (low-fiber, white flour or refined grain types), nuts, peanut butter. Vegetables not high in purines (kale, cabbage, parsley, green-leafy vegetables), soups - cream style or vegetable without meat extract, coffee, tea, fruit juices, soft drinks, gelatin, sugar, low fat cheeses.