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The Best Hiking Boots For Long Distance Hiking
I get swelling in the middle of my calves when wearing hiking boots. I had a compartmental release in my calves in 2015 after 10 years. Is it related?
Quite possible: After a compartment release, the thick tissue surrounding your muscles in your calves (the fascia) is cut wide open to decrease the pressure on the muscles. It does not repair itself. So when the muscles swell, such as with exercise or with pressure from boot tops, it is much more apparent than if the fascia is intact. ...Read more
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?
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
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
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
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
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?
What is the best shoe to walk in after a 5th metatarsal break has healed? Boat shoes, boots, tennis shoes?
Podiatrist only. 4 overpronation/bunion best shoes/boots w laces have boots laces start 2 in. Higher on foot near ankle enough support?
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
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
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
4-6 weeks: May less than that if you feeling better and swelling down. ...Read more
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
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
I broke my 5th metatarsal and I'm in a boot, how long will it take to recover and be off of the crutches?
You need an: X-ray to be decided. Some kind of metatarsal fracture can take up to 8 weeks to heal. ...Read more
At least 3 weeks..:
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
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
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
Strength training: Strength training is the only effective method. There are no shortcuts. ...Read more