Walking boots or walking casts are used to treat and accommodate many different types of injuries, from small to serious. Because they are lighter than traditional casts and allow you to continue partially using your limb as you heal, they are an increasingly popular option. Typically, small foot fractures or even shin fractures require these boots. A foot that needs to be immobilized after surgery may be kept still in this type of brace, too. Severe sprains, Achilles tendon injuries, and torn muscles are all often treated with this style of cast.
However, whether or not you require a traditional hard cast or a walking boot for your injury depends on your unique needs and individual discomfort. A full examination and diagnosis by experts like our team at Podiatry Associates, P.C. can determine what you need to best treat your injury. If you’re concerned about foot pain or wonder if your injury needs a walking cast, contact our Cherry Creek, Castle Pines, or Parker, CO, offices right away. You can reach us by calling (303) 805-5156 or through our online request forms.