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How Do You Treat Bunion Pain?
Published: 06/24/2014

A Bunion is a bump that develops on the side of the big toe joint and can occur at any age. Bunions most commonly occur as a result of muscular and tendon imbalances in the foot and can be associated...Read more >>

Congratulations to Dr. Louis for his years of service!
Published: 06/18/2014

Dr. Louis Jimenez has been in private practice for over 36 years, serving patient in the metro-Atlanta area. In addition to lecturing nationally, Dr. Jimenez participates in the training of local...Read more >>

Doctoring… in the family - Drs Jimenez
Published: 06/18/2014
Dr Louis Jimenez

In 1978, the Jimenez family put down roots in Snellville. It was a very small town then and the medical profession was just beginning to blossom. Prior to new doctors arriving, most folks had to...

Primera Heel Pain Surgery

AFTER HEEL SURGERY

After your heel surgery and depending on the exact procedure done, typically there will be a sterile dressing on your foot for roughly a week. For those patients undergoing the minimally invasive EPF procedure, an even smaller dressing may be used! We do recommend using a walking boot to protect your foot while crutches, rolling walkers, and knee walkers are additional devices that may help assist you.

Patients can walk on the operative foot as tolerated immediately after surgery, unless otherwise instructed. All bandages are removed typically after a week and patients can begin transitioning to normal shoes. It's best to confirm with your doctor regarding bathing, however, patients can typically wash the operated foot at this time.

It is recommended that patients take a minimum of 3 days off from work to recover from anesthesia and the procedure. Although your surgery is relatively minor, we do advise that your general activities are modified to accommodate for potential pain and swelling associated with the procedure. To further assist in your recovery, we may recommend additionally modalities to augment your procedure including the use of a cold compression therapy unit, topical pain cream, tens/ultrasound unit, and MLS (laser treatments) therapy. Our goal is get you back on your feet, pain free, as quickly as possible!

  • Thank you so much! The pain in my right big toe joint has relief after my 2nd laser treatment. Thank you!!!

    MLS Laser Treatment for Pain

    Sheliah C., 6.6.14

  • Everything and everyone was fantastic! Your staff is top notch, surgery was great, recovery is going very well. Will recommend you for sure! Dr. Dorian is awesome!!! Thank you so much!

    Bunion Surgery

    Donna K., 12.20.13

  • He was an incredible doctor. He got to the root of my issues and made sure that I had some relief before leaving. He has a wonderful demeanor and you can tell he loves what he does.

    Heel Pain

    Lynisha M., 10.22.13