On day 11 I called the doc and asked if I could get in my boot. It was so light and looked so comfy - I couldn’t resist asking…
So the doc sawed off cast #2 and put me in my Vaco boot on Friday. I’ve been in pain ever since and I think it’s from hot spots where the foam beads pool up. I am not calling the doc back as I’ve already been a pain in the butt with all the cast changes. Did anyone else’s tendon hurt from the cast/boot when you got up to crutch around? I’m at nearly 2 weeks postop. Could it be from the stretching of the tendon to get me at 30 degrees?
Compared to the cast, it’s uncomfortable to sleep in, so I recommend waiting a bit before getting the boot. I’m not supposed to be moving my toes a lot and flexing, and the pressure on the still swollen incision smarts. Maybe I should have waited another week? But the cast was bothering me, too.
Did anyone have this problem with the Vaco? I have a size 7 foot and the liner is way to bulky in the toe area - it’s hard to close the toe buckle. I love the protection at the back with 6 wild kids on every side! Thanks!
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