Walking boot causing knee to pop. Anybody else?

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I have had my walking cam boot for three weeks. Everytime I move my leg to stretch etc, it pops. It doesn't hurt just feels odd. What can I do?

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    Hey Debbie. Do you we're a levelling shoe on other foot. The weight of lifting cast puts a lot of strain on whole body but also lifting boot off the ground high enough to do  gamage 

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      Hi. I have a Skechers shapeup show. I don't understand why the boot feels so heavy on, but actually only weighs 2.2 pounds. I'm small frame 115 to 120piunds and it feels like it pulls on knee and weighs a ton

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      That's like a small bag of spuds hanging off your food. It's weight your SORE leg is not use to. I couldn't use the boot because of nerve pain. I slept with my leg under the covers last night for the first time since the break. Was nice to be warm and and less painful. I cringe even at the slightest contact even with the shower on it. 

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      Jenni,

      I had that same nerve pain my PT says you need to desensitize the nerves. You can rub them a bit as much as you can stand and run things of different texture on to wake up the nerves. It is hard at first, now my physio therapist can rub my whole foot quite vigorously. My toes are still sensitive when rubbed but getting better, they bend more. I can now put my feet in my hot tub jets on low without cringing .

      They sure don't tell you about any of this.

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      If you're in a boot after being in a non-weight bearing cast for a while you have to remember that your leg muscles have atrophied a little and you won't have the strength that you used to have. Also, the weight isn't distributed evenly so it's going to feel heavier.

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    I found my boot hard on my knee. Make sure you are even when walking. My physio said if you don't have a good smooth gait then use the cane. Using the cane seemed to take pressure of the knee and I walked much more smoothly. PT said you don't want to have another injury. Popping would indicate extra pressure on your joint, but maybe ask PT or doc.

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      Please tell your pt she is Good. She's giving you very good advice that is lacking in all areas of the medical profession. Hang onto her. She's been taught well or has amazing insight. 

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    Hi Debbie

    I would say burn it but l have been rsrung mine for nearly 2 months and l hate the thing and am gonna burn it when l am done lol. It hurts my knée and hip so much as they have both been replaced in the past 2 years. It digs into my knee which is already tendors l just try and keep the sock you get with it folded over at top to cause as little pain as possible.

    Good luck

    L x

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    Were you in a period of non-weight bearing? If so, I would think that the "popping" or strange feeling in the knee is probably quad weakness. Muscles take about 2 weeks to significantly atrophy without use. When I broke my ankle, I was NWB for 6 weeks. Once I was cleared to walk in boot, my right knee kept hyper-extending everytime I walked because the muscles were so weak from not being used.

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    OMG! I pop and lock all the time. The tenderness in my leg is daunting but the popping of my knee is my biggest hurdle.

    My PT tells me I need to continue to strengthen my quads and hamstrings and I will feel relief. Right now it feels like I have a tight rubber band around my knee. So uncomfortable.

    Little by little it's getting better but I hate the feeling.

    Any helpful exercises or advice is welcome!

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