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Prairie Path Foot & Ankle Clinic

Q
Is it safe to drive with a surgical shoe after having surgery?

A

This answer may vary depending on the patient and the doctor's exam, as well as the procedure performed. In most cases, our doctors recommend that if you are not taking pain medication from the surgery and have been cleared to drive to start only in your neighborhood, making sure you feel comfortable and pain free - especially when pressing the brake pedal. If pain occurs or you do not feel confident in your ability to drive safely, waiting 1 week until trying again or consulting with the doctor is recommended.

- Brittany C.