Air boot

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i have an ankle broken on both sides and after 2 weeks i have an air boot- non weight bearing.it is super uncomfortable. i am taking it off to do excercising - i will be getting a massage- shouLD i keep the boot on??? THE DOCTOR SAID I WILL HAVE it oN FOR 10 weeks-=is that normal

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    Hello Mary

    I broke my ankle on both sides, surgery done twice on both sides. The air booth tore my skin really bad. I had to make a booth. I made it with the booth inside pading and a soft material ankle high house shoe. I had to tip toe to walk on it. But I made it work. Its a long healing journal. Hang in there!!! Thank you Veronica

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    i would take the boot off and massage around the scar tissue... will help with blood circulation!!! everything depends on how well your ankle heals , my whole process until i started walking wihout boot was 11 weeks. broke ankle in 3 places , with 3 plates, 7 screws in july 12th 2017 49 yrs old. my ankle is holding up fine and back to normal activities.. running , weight lifting .

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      thanks KEVIN. good advice and knowing you have fully recovered is really reassuring. i broke my ankle in two places with screws and one plate. i am 72 and not in particularly good shape.

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    i broke mu ankle in three places the beginning of February of this year. I was in a temporary soft cast for a week until the swelling went down and then had surgery. a plate and nine screws and 4 hours of surgery later I was sent home in my boot and was told I could take it off whenever! the entiring healing process my foot was out in the open. the only time I wore it was when I left the house, and when I started to WB. From reading different stories it seems like everyone is given different instructions and I going to assume each doctor had their unique ways of treating each person. I would just encourage you to follow the advice of your doctor- ultimately they always know best!

    I started PWB at 6 weeks and FWB at 8- was walking and driving at 8 weeks as well! You will be back to normal very soon! hang in there xoxo

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