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... Oh, I have one question. Is walking in boot considered PWB or FWB? ... (15 replies)
... you should ask your dr. why do you need crutches with the walking boot you have now? ... (4 replies)
... My OS gave me a tall walking boot after my ankle surgery. I have to wear it when I walk for 4 weeks. It is horrible to walk in, and I have to use crutches to move at a decent pace. I have a short walking boot when I had bunion surgery and I can walk fairly normal in it. I am only about 10 days shy of 4 weeks. ... (4 replies)

... weight bearing 12 weeks it wasn't an option. My dr preferred that I wait until I had been partial weight bearing for a month before trying to drive. I was in my boot almost constantly when I became PWB. Even when I started to drive it was an adventure. ... (5 replies)
... pounds or what. i had to take time to slowly get out of bed with my foot to the side and get up with crutches and lift my leg up behind me. i had to support it when in the bathroom, etc. i was on bedrest all the time and would get up to keep things moving every hour. ... (15 replies)
... I agree with everyone. Make you ask specifically about NWB vs PWB. ... (9 replies)
... This week I was able to toss the boot aside and walk in the lace up brace I am happy to be out of the boot but it gave me so much support and actually easier to walk in it. The lace up brace give pretty good support but it pushes against my scar. ... (29 replies)
... rolling the foot on a tennis ball, and toe crunches. At 5 weeks I added, marble pickups with the toes, and elastic band exercises and an exercise bike with the boot on. Not difficult at all. I wear my boot when walking, a compression hose all day, and still try to elevate as much as possible. ... (10 replies)
... I will probably have PT later this week. The facility will be calling to arrange it tomorrow. Wow, I was so tired after being out of the house and having stitches removed I slept for 2 hours. The foot hurts! I think it is the incisions that hurt. They gave me a kind of very thin stocking to wear under the cast today and said I should wear think cotton socks under it going... (10 replies)
... D. I have to wear my boot for one more full week while progressively increase my weight bearing with crutches. ... (29 replies)
... d with my scooter. He thought it was one of the better constructed ones that he has seen. I am SOOO glad I have that scooter. Trying to do what I did today on crutches would be unthinkable. It was a breeze with the scooter. ... (12 replies)
... Did you get the STAR replacement vs amputation? ... (12 replies)
... went to the doctor yesterday. I had my third cast put on and will be in this cast for 3 more weeks. I am still on crutches as he just allowed weight bearing yesterday. He told me I can give up the crutches in the house but does not want me walking outside without them. ... (20 replies)
... d have surgery for that once along with scar tissue withing the peroneal tendon sheath. I hope that things continue to improve for you. I know my dr. had my in a boot and crutches before my surgery to make sure I gave it plenty of time to rest. It is painful! ... (240 replies)
... until the 4 week mark. I started weight bearing at about week 3, and had completely ditched the crutches at week 4. I have a very active job and am on my feet all day long. I am lucky if I am able to sit down for 20 minutes for lunch. I took off 8 weeks. ... (20 replies)
... there can be huge variations in recovery protocol based on the surgeon. My surgeon was one of the most liberal I've seen. I was in a cast for 2 weeks, then a boot for another 2 weeks, then an aircast for a few weeks. ... (20 replies)
... ping me. I have a two story house with a lot of stairs. The first two weeks you won't be able to get around because the temp cast is huge! He may put you in a boot after 2 weeks, but with my ligament reconstruction, wanted me in a hard cast for 2 mos. I use crutches. ... (59 replies)
... I was the one who told you about Broken Beauties. THe pads are very helpful. I have them on my crutches now as well. ... (37 replies)
... Are you walking in boot with crutches? ... (4 replies)
... my feet. My PT is definately helping with both ROM and stretching the tendons a little. I am hoping that when I see Dr on the 22nd he will tell me to dump the boot and walk in shoes. ... (15 replies)

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