Find the right orthopaedic boot for you
If you are looking for an orthopaedic boot for broken foot, we have a number of top brands for you to choose from, including AllCare and Actimove. Boots are perfect for people who need extra support and strength, as the boot covers the foot as well as partway up the leg. This will help to keep everything aligned as your body starts to heal.
Available in a range of different sizes and designs, they can also be adjusted for a secure fit. Designed for the treatment of fractures and ankle sprains, they allow you to facilitate a more natural gait pattern while reducing pain and swelling.
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How long should I wear an orthopaedic boot?
How long you will need to wear an orthopaedic boot will depend on the severity of your injury. Typically, your healthcare professional will make their own recommendations, and often you will be advised to wear your boot for between 1- and 6-weeks.
Can you walk in an orthopaedic shoe?
Your doctor will let you know if you should be walking with your injury. If they say that you can, an orthopaedic shoe can provide you with the stability and support you need. It is important to not overdo it with exercise while recovering, as this can cause more problems further down the line and delay your recovery.
Do you sleep wearing your orthopaedic shoes?
Orthopaedic shoes do not need to be worn while sleeping. They are designed to add stability when you are moving around and can be taken off when showering or sleeping. If you feel that you need some support while sleeping, your healthcare professional will be able to make recommendations.
Do I need to wear a sock with my walking boot?
Walking boots can be uncomfortable, especially when worn for an extended period of time. Wearing a sock will form a barrier between your foot and the boot. This will reduce irritation on your skin and be much easier to clean than the lining of the boot.
What is the right way to wear a walking boot?
You need to make sure that you have the right size of walking boot. Your physiotherapist or other healthcare professional can help you get fitted for a boot correctly. They will show you the correct way to fasten it, which should be snug and secure but not too tight to cause irritation.