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Doctor insights on: The Best Hiking Boots For Long Distance Hiking

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How can an athlete best ease out (in/out of it for 8 mos) of a walking boot and back into sports (post sesamoid injury) safely? How long does it take?

How can an athlete best ease out (in/out of it for 8 mos) of a walking boot and back into sports (post sesamoid injury) safely? How long does it take?

This: Is the kind of question that MUST be the decision of your Treating Orthopedist along with reports from and the contribution of your Coach and Trainer....
If you are "on your own" suggest that the provider who ordered the BOOT be the decision maker!
Hope this helps

Dr Z ...Read more

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Have broken foot? Is it alright to go grocery shopping & walk long distances in surgical shoe or boot, or is it better to limit walking during healing

Have broken foot? Is it alright to go grocery shopping & walk long distances in surgical shoe or boot, or is it better to limit walking during healing

That would depend: On the nature of the break: if it was displaced or not, what bone and where the break was in the bone.
Your treating doc would best be able to answer. ...Read more

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Which work boots brands are best for club feet?

Which work boots brands are best for club feet?

See below: The best boots are the ones that feel comfortable and accommodate the deformity. ...Read more

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I think it might be from the long socks I wear with my work boots. Cutting off circulation. Never had this problem before, comes with age I guess?

I think it might be from the long socks I wear with my work boots. Cutting off circulation. Never had this problem before, comes with age I guess?

Probably not socks: It takes pretty tight socks to cut off circulation (like the compression hose/socks patients wear to decrease leg swelling). It's safest to see a primary care doctor (bring the socks and shoes) and let the doctor decide if the problem is the socks or possibly another cause of legs swelling or poor circulation in the legs (such as heart, kidney, arterial, or hormonal problems). ...Read more

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What are some of the best night boots for plantar fascitis? I need the best quality. I do not want it to break on me, so please tell me some good ones

What are some of the best night boots for plantar fascitis? I need the best quality. I do not want it to break on me, so please tell me some good ones

Consider an Rx: I hope you have had your condition examined and diagnosed. If you are unable to find a commercial night splint device for plantar fasciitis, consider asking your doctor to recommend one specifically and/or send you to an orthotist to have a device made for you. ...Read more

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My right leg swells during the day so much that I can't wear long boots if I haven't had them on all day. Can u help?

My right leg swells during the day so much that I can't wear long boots if I haven't had them on all day. Can u help?

Swelling of one leg: Swelling of one leg could be the sign of serious medical problem, such as a blood clot, that needs immediate attention. ...Read more

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What is the best shoe to walk in after a 5th metatarsal break has healed? Boat shoes, boots, tennis shoes?

What is the best shoe to walk in after a 5th metatarsal break has healed? Boat shoes, boots, tennis shoes?

Shoes: Anything with a good durable sole. The flimsier the shoe, the less supportive and shock absorbing it is. Often, you get what you pay for with shoes so the better quality ones are the way to go. ...Read more

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Podiatrist only. 4 overpronation/bunion best shoes/boots w laces have boots laces start 2 in. Higher on foot near ankle enough support?

Podiatrist only. 4 overpronation/bunion best shoes/boots w laces have boots laces start 2 in. Higher on foot near ankle enough support?

Add support: Either an over the counter support like power steps or super feet would be helpful but if your feet are severely probated a prescription orthotic may be necessary. High running shoes a high lacing boot would also be helpful. ...Read more

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Best value for health boot camp to attend?

Best value for health boot camp to attend?

Shopping?: Your question suggests you're having problems with a recalcitrant adolescent. If so, before sending them off to boot camp, you may wish to consider counseling and a visit to your doctor to be sure there no underlying causes for the misbehavior. Drug use is a common problem in this area. As are learning problems. ...Read more

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Are crutches needed after sesamoid surgery and for how long? At this point, having yet to schedule my surgery, I'm in a boot.

Are crutches needed after sesamoid surgery and for how long? At this point, having yet to schedule my surgery, I'm in a boot.

Surgeon can explain: The surgeon can explain what happens after the surgery. The patient will likely have crutches so he an avoid putting weight on the affected foot for a few days until the surgeon has had a chance to check the foot, and decide if it is ok to start weight-bearing again. ...Read more

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Wearing a boot for an ankle twist how long is it required?

Wearing a boot for an ankle twist how long is it required?

It depends: On how severely you injured the ankle. It might be a couple of weeks, or a few weeks longer. Talk to your treating physician what is appropriate for you. ...Read more

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The doctor told me to wear a boot for my sprain. How long should it been worned?

The doctor told me to wear a boot for my sprain. How long should it been worned?

Until It heals: This may be a simple answer, but it depends on your symptoms. It may be six weeks or may be longer. Six weeks is the usual yardstick ...Read more

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Which orthopedic boot is best for a talus break, possibly AVN until I have surgery?

Which orthopedic boot is best for a talus break, possibly AVN until I have surgery?

I don't think so.: These boots are made for walking. Talus break with possible AVN, no walking. Better have another talk with your surgeon. Let him tell you what boot to wear. ...Read more

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How long to wear a boot for a sprained ankle?

How long to wear a boot for a sprained ankle?

At least 3 weeks..: Hello,
Tendon and ligament healing take about 4 weeks based on many studies, passive range of motion is allowed during week 3 and active range of motion is allow come week 4. With an ankle sprain depending on what ligaments and how bad they were involved I would say at least 3 weeks of offloading/protected weight-bearing would be appropriate. Feel Better! ...Read more

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Doctor prescribed boot for child sprain, how long will they have to wear it?

Doctor prescribed boot for child sprain, how long will they have to wear it?

Depends: It will depend on the extent of the sprain. In general, the boot is used for immobilization to allow the injury to heal. For sprains, typically 4-6 weeks; however, that varies again on the type of injury as well as how compliant the child is with wearing the device. If you have any questions, ask the doctor who put the child in the boot for specifics. ...Read more

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I have rolled my ankle and has been fractured and been put in a air boot for 6 weeks already. How much longer should I expect to be in the boot?

I have rolled my ankle and has been fractured and been put in a air boot for 6 weeks already. How much longer should I expect to be in the boot?

Depends....: A broken ankle can take a variable amount of time to heal. There are a number if things that factor into how long it will take. One of the most important is what type of fracture you have. Another is the severity of the soft tissue injury you sustained. ...Read more

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What is the best way to gain a little bit of body mass before boot camp?

What is the best way to gain a little bit of body mass before boot camp?

Strength training: Strength training is the only effective method. There are no shortcuts. ...Read more