Jul 07 2014

boredoutofmymind

Walking in the boot

Posted at 8:34 pm under Uncategorized

I was finally given the green light for walking a week and half ago.  So much more freedom, crutches or wheels are faster though.  My boot needs a speaker with various robot noises. I feel like a transformer walking on it.  Hopefully I can get some boot movement in couple weeks to make walking a little less clunky.  The bottom of my heel takes a beating with it locked at 0.  I put an insole of a running shoe under my foot to provide some support and cushion my heel more.  I also highly recommend the “evenup”, might have to buy another one since the bottom layer of mine is starting to go.  Anyone have a suggestion for a boot cooling system?  Feels like I have a quilt wrapped around my leg.

I started PT last week, which was fabulous.  Mainly worked on ROM since I do not have much (5 to -20).  Baby steps.  Pretty excited (at some point) to use the Alter G treadmill though.

4 responses so far

4 Responses to “Walking in the boot”

  1. vegasjoeyon 07 Jul 2014 at 8:46 pm 1

    Yeah. Just went to 0 and I was given green light to walk sans crutches but I’m with you heel is not feeling 100% comfy with it. Getting better everyday though.

  2. annababion 08 Jul 2014 at 4:08 am 2

    Congratulations on moving to walking in the boot! I am still NWB and so I am very interested in how it’s going for everyone once they get to walking! Keep it up!

  3. Nickon 09 Jul 2014 at 11:27 am 3

    Would definitely concur that the “Even-up” is invaluable, and I never did solve the overheating issue with my AirCast boot other than by removing it whenever I was seated.

  4. nosport45on 14 Jul 2014 at 1:59 pm 4

    Maybe you could work on inventing cooling system while injured

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