cayles’s AchillesBlog

Barefoot sleeping

January 20, 2015 · 1 Comment

For anyone out there wondering when it’s safe to sleep without cast, splint or boot, here’s my recent experience.

Ever since I got hurt, I have been wearing a sleeping splint that holds my toes pointed downward.  This weekend I finally removed enough heel wedges from my boot to start feeling some stretch in the healed Achilles tendon.  Now the splint was working against the boot, resulting in renewed tightness when I strapped it on every morning.  So last night I took the plunge and slept barefoot for the first time since Nov. 30.  It felt great, no jolts or surprises during the night, and this morning, sure enough, the foot went into the boot much more naturally, with less tension.

Bottom line:  barefoot sleeping at 7 weeks seems to be safe, and helpful with getting your foot back to neutral.

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1 response so far ↓

  • ckotro // Jan 23rd 2015 at 5:52 pm

    Yes! I was out of my splint and into a boot at 2 weeks. My doc required I sleep in the boot for one week before ditching it. So, at 3 weeks I was sleeping “normally” with no boots, splints, etc. BUT…..I was at 90 degrees immediately. Not sure how this would affect people without 90 degree capability. Call your doctor.

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