A 41-year-old female asked:
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i have a fracture in my 2nd metatarsal and i have a cam walker but i was wondering if i should sleep with the cam walker or use an ace wrap?

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Dr. Douglas Chang
21 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Wrap: Ok to get out of the cam boot for sleeping, but should consider wearing it if you have to ambulate over to the bathroom at night.
Answered on Mar 12, 2014
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Dr. Warren Strudwick
30 years experience Sports Medicine
this may depend on whether you are an active sleeper or not. It's ok to take it off when you are sleeping, but if you move around so much that it hurts, sleep with it on.
Sep 19, 2013
Dr. Jeffrey Bowman
38 years experience Podiatry
Most can: Remove the walking boot to sleep as long as its immobilized and anytime you get up you must put the cam walker back on and do not walk without it or risk for failed healing.
Answered on Sep 19, 2013

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No: the navicular bone supports ur arch. U would still be putting pressure on the injured area. Stay off for as much as possible
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Dr. Payam Rafat
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Can be normal: Pain can last a long time following an injury even if you are in a cam walker. If pain continues discuss it with your physician.

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