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Re: CAM Boot pain
Dec 2, 2014
I takes time once you are put into the next thing to get used to it. When I came out of my cast, the boot just felt weird. I don't remember it hurting, but I can totally see how this would be possible! After my surgery, I was NWB for 6 wks and had to be in a cast 3 wks and a boot 3 wks. I actually asked to go into another cast at 3 wks instead of the boot bc I knew I could manage it better. The boot is bulkier and I didn't want to wear it to bed or be without anything on my ankle. I didn't have a problem getting my cast wet in the shower and I had to be NWB either way so that didn't make a difference. I remember my OS being so surprised. He said that he much prefers a cast for the entire 6 wks, but changed it to a boot at 3 wks because so many patients complained or begged for a boot at the 3 week mark to make things easier. He said I was the first patient ever who asked for another cast and he said he felt it was better for my overall recovery. So all that to say, I totally understand where you are coming from! Hang in there, it gets easier!

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