Posted by Jenn F. on Wednesday, August 13th, 2014
When some people hear “walking boot,” they think, “Oh, thank goodness it’s not a cast!” Yet, to others, a walking boot may mean “looking dorky” or hobbling around “like a gimp” for a few weeks. From our standpoint, the design and use of walking boots for active recovery have come a long way over the last 30 years. We recommend the use of rehabilitative walking boots for patients who are recovering from a number of injuries, as you’ll see in this week’s roundup of professional athletes using post-operative boots. You’ll find that many athletes use walking boots as a precautionary measure to prevent the need for more invasive surgery as well.