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Walking Boot (Overview)

Is a boot for a leg fracture that you can walk with.


Walking Boot (Overview)

Is a boot for a leg fracture that you can walk with.


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What is thebest walking boot fir navicular accesory?

What is thebest walking boot fir navicular accesory?

An : Accessory navicular isn't necessarily a problem. It does tend to be a problem when the arch flattens so an arch support is helpful. Are you in any pain? ...Read more

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Do they put you in a walking boot for a bad sprain?

Do they put you in a walking boot for a bad sprain?

It depends on Ur: exam & imaging done by an orthopedic surgeon. The treatment is driven by the severity of the sprain. ...Read more

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If you have an air cast walking boot can you still walk?

If you have an air cast walking boot can you still walk?

Yes: That is the idea of the walking boot. But talk to your doctor since some still want you to use crutches with no weight bearing. ...Read more

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I had plantar facisitis surgery one month ago. I have no pain and wear a walking boot. Can i start a walking program?

Any time now...: I usually have my patients in their own shoes (with orthotics for support) right about four weeks post-op. Ask your surgeon what his specific protocol is. ...Read more

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How does a walking boot fix a fractured foot?

How does a walking boot fix a fractured foot?

Stabilizes fracture : A walking boot is rigid on the sole. This limits motion through your foot with weight bearing. This will diminish motion at the fracture site. The boot will also disperse the load evenly throughout the foot with walking. ...Read more

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Should i wear a walking boot if I have ankle problems?

Should i wear a walking boot if I have ankle problems?

Possibly: It could be helpful for you. I would recommend evaluation by a physician to see what's causing your ankle problems. A walking boot may not be the solution. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about it's like to try a walking boot to treat plantar fasciitis?

Can you tell me about it's like to try a walking boot to treat plantar fasciitis?

A cam walker: Is an acceptable treatment for plantar fascitiis. I would think it would be easier to use normal shoes and use an orthotic though..,,, ...Read more

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A recent MRI showed my right facia to be 60 to 70% torn. I am in a rigid walking boot. How much activity is recommended?

A recent MRI showed my right facia to be 60 to 70% torn.  I am in a rigid walking boot.  How much activity is recommended?

Fascia Injury: Where are you referring to your fascia being torn? I am assuming you mean your plantar fascia on the bottom of your foot. 60-70% torn is quite extensive. You are listed as 72 years old so it may take 2 plus months to resolve. Make sure you get into some physical therapy so your ankle doesn't get weak. I like to use unloader boots which have an air bladder inside. ...Read more

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I fell on the side walk about a month ago. The doctors have me crutches and a walking boot. The walking boot doesn't help that much. Is it fractured?

I fell on the side walk about a month ago. The doctors have me crutches and a walking boot. The walking boot doesn't help that much. Is it fractured?

Occult fractures : Sometimes broken bones do not show up on the first x-ray as cracks in the bone can be very hard to see. If you are still having significant pain then you may wish to get a second x-ray. ...Read more

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Can I use a walking boot for my sprained ankle?

Can I use a walking boot for my sprained ankle?

Ankle sprain: You can use a walking cane to help decrease the pressure on your ankle. I would also ice the area and take anti-inflammatory medications as needed. I would also consider an ankle brace to help stabilize the ankle at this time. ...Read more

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Can i still need a walking boot for my fractured foot?

Can i still need a walking boot for my fractured foot?

Don't know: It depends on your injury, how long ago, type of injury. Best to consult your treating doctor. ...Read more

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6 year old twists ankle, will they need a walking boot?

6 year old twists ankle, will they need a walking boot?

Have it checked: Have a foot/ankle specialist examine. Hard to say what treatment will be rendered without an exam. If it needs to be immobilized, a walking boot may be an option for the doctor. Really, can't make that call without determining the extent of the injury. ...Read more

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Where can I get a walking boot for posterior tibial tendinitis?

Where can I get a walking boot for posterior tibial tendinitis?

Aircast: Look on the internet for an aircast boot. Specifically you need a curved (rocker) bottom boot. (i have no affiliation with aircast ). ...Read more

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How does a walking boot heal if you can still walk on foot injury?

How does a walking boot heal if you can still walk on foot injury?

It immobilizes : The foot so that the foot is not going thru its full range. They often have rocker bottoms, so your not spending a lot of time on any one particular part of the foot. ...Read more

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Tore my Achilles 4 days ago can I be treated with a walking boot rather than a cast?

Tore my Achilles 4 days ago can I be treated with a walking boot rather than a cast?

Possibly: Great question - 2 options 1 = surgery 2 = non operative treatment The decision should be made by you and the surgeon with the understanding of risks and benefits of both. Considerations include your age and activity level. However, one of the main issues is the type of tear: complete, partial, and GAP SIZE if complete. You need an US or MR to know for sure if you can be treated non-op. Good luck ...Read more

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Walking (Definition)

Your doctor may also suggest a safe exercise plan. Walking is usually the easiest type of exercise, but swimming or other low-impact exercises can work just as well. Exercise is an important way to keep blood sugar in control, and physical activity in pregnancy has been found to decrease the risk ...Read more