Can I Walk With A Moon Boot?

What happens if you put weight on a non weight bearing?

Non-weight bearing: the affected leg, ankle, or foot cannot withstand any weight whatsoever and attempting to do so would cause further harm or prolong your recovery..

Can you walk with Moon Boot?

Will I walk differently in a moon boot? Simply put, yes. Moon boots will take a little getting used to, and they will feel very different, but this is exactly what we’d expect with any device that offers significant offloading to one foot.

Do you wear a walking boot all day?

The walking boot should be worn exactly as your doctor tells you. Some patients may wear the brace 24 hrs. a day. While others may only need to wear it when they are up and can remove it for showers and bed.

What exercises can you do with a walking boot?

If you are in a walking boot, then you can stand, but avoid doing any exercises that involve jumping or otherwise moving your feet….If you have foot pain or injury substitute punches or planks for the following exercises:Plyo Squats.Single leg deadlifts.Side Burpee.Other exercises that put stress on your feet.

Should a walking boot be tight?

We suggest using one under the ankle strap as there is no padding there. Fasten the remaining straps until your foot feels snug but not tight. If you fasten the boot too tight you may cause pressure to your skin. Ensure your heel is positioned right at the back of the boot.

Can you wear pants under a walking boot?

Skirts and dresses are generally better than pants, because tights can go under the boot smoothly whereas jeans or pants bunch up (and have seams) and really irritate your leg under the compressive fit of the boot.

What does a walking boot do?

A controlled ankle motion walking boot, or CAM boot, also sometimes called a below knee walking boot or moon boot, is an orthopedic device prescribed for the treatment and stabilization of severe sprains, fractures, and tendon or ligament tears in the ankle or foot.

How should a walking boot fit?

Sit down and wriggle your feet forward in the boots till your toes are just touching the end of the boots. Don’t scrunch your toes up! Then bend your leg forward at the ankle without raising your heel off the sole of the boot and insert your index finger down the inside of the boot.

Can you walk with a walking boot?

The short answer is no: You don’t need crutches with a walking boot. While you shouldn’t generally put weight on a walking boot, other mobility aids can be used instead of crutches to prevent this from occurring.

Can I take my moon boot off?

Taking Off: Open the straps and then the liner. Slide your foot forward out of the boot. You may remove it for showering or cover it with a bag as prescribed by your My FootDr Podiatrist.

Do I sleep with my walking boot on?

Although you should follow your doctor’s advice in any situation, the normal practice is to wear the boot while sleeping. However, loosening the straps that secure the boot will increase wearing comfort and allow you to sleep better.

How many hours a day should you wear a walking boot?

DO wear your sock and boot any time you are on your feet. DO spend about 2 to -3 hours each day with your ankle elevated above the level of your heart.

How do you shower with a walking boot?

Put your leg inside a plastic trash bag and tape the top around your leg. If you can take the boot off when you shower, pat the area dry after you shower. Then put the boot back on. If your boot gets a little wet, you can dry it with a hair dryer.