Walking boot

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I was given the OK to start walking after ankel and leg surgery. I'm finding it difficult to walk in the boot and it being so much higher that any of my shoes, my knee especially. Did anyone just wear their shoes while at home?

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    That was the only thing good about wearing the boot for so long. I was able to wear heels again and I hadn't been able to in about 20 years.Well one heel, lol.

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    Hi Dawn,

    I'm sorry you are having to go thru this ugliness...I am 13wks. into an ORIF broken fibula, dislocated ankle and torn ligaments.  It has been a challenge, that's for sure.

    Best thing ever is something called an 'Evenup' shoe.  It's like a fat flip flop that fits over your running shoe and evens up your gait.  

    I found just trying to walk in the air cast was it makes you walk off kilter, with this amazing device, you are just about even and you will find that your hip and back will not ache while you are trying to get back your independence.

    Honestly, it will be the best $25. (or so) you will ever spend.  Check out amazon, that's where I got mine.

    Best of luck for a speedy recovery!

    Deb

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      Deb,

      I just started PWB in my air boot. 

      Thanks for info on the even up shoe. I’m using a walker and I can already tell the imbalance is hurting my knee. After three months of surgeries, a horrible infection from the plates and other hellish experiences; the last thing I want is to injure myself again. 

      Thanks for the info! 

      Karen 

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      Hi Karen,

      You're very welcome, glad I was able to pass on some positive info ... for a change.

      The last thing anyone needs on top of their injuries, pain and captivity is to have more agro from being unable to walk properly due to the imbalance.

      Speedy recovery to you!

      Deb

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    Debs advice is excellent! I have used the same thing and it keeps you in alignment.
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      Thanks Marge,

      I know it helped me and it's a cheap fix considering what we are all facing in one way or another.

      Cheers!   Have a happy, pain free day smile

      Deb

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