You may need to wear a surgical shoe or cast for up to 8 weeks to keep your foot in the right position as it heals.
You will need to use a walker, cane, or crutches. Check with your surgeon before putting weight on your foot. You may be able to put some weight on your foot and walk short distances 2 or 3 weeks after surgery.
You will need to do exercises that will strengthen the muscles around your ankle and maintain the range of motion in your foot. Your doctor or a physical therapist will teach you these exercises.
When you are able to wear shoes again, wear only athletic shoes or soft leather shoes for at least 3 months. Choose shoes that have plenty of room in the toe box. Do not wear narrow shoes or high heels for at least 6 months, if ever.