Aircast boot and post op fractured ankle

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Hello, fractured my ankle on 6th sept, got surgery done on 7th. I am in my third week post op. I was given Aircast boot to wear post surgery. It is uncomfortable but keeps me secure, but in night my ankles hurt, flashes of pain plus when I put my foot on bed with boot my heel doesn’t touch the surface of the boot, is it like this with everyone or am I doing something wrong.

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    Did your doc I dictate that you have to wear it while resting?  Are you permitted to loosen in up at night... I don't wear my boot while sleeping, but I am able do feel my heel touching, so can't help you there. Maybe check with your doctor...

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      Yes My Doc wants me to wear it , he did it’s better. So your touches the base even when you are bed.... mine doesn’t I have to make effort to settle it while on bed 
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    I was in a cast for 1 week then put,in an air cast. That was much better. I did not wear the air cast at night, instead immobilized it with an ace bandage. Went in for my recheck and he said everything looked good. Good luck!
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    I wore my boot to bed. I laid on my side and put my leg on top of two pillows. My boot irritated the inside of my ankle where the incision was so I padded it with one of the square pads that came with my boot.
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      I didn’t get any of those pads with my boot got 2 socks and that’s exactly how my feet hurt. I am thinking what should I put in. 
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      I didn’t get the socks. My boot was a Breg. Maybe you could order some pads.
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