Walking Boots and Shoes Walking boots and shoes are used to protect your foot and ankle after an injury or surgery.
Walking boots are commonly used for stress fractures, shin splints, broken foot or ankle bones, and severe ankle sprains. They aid in the beginning of the rehabilitation process by stabilizing and protecting the area while it heals. As the foot or leg begins to heal, a walking brace slowly allows weight to be put onto the injured foot as the person transitions towards a full recovery.
Walking shoes are used usually after an operation or procedure to the foot or toes where it is not yet possible to wear conventional footwear due to the swelling. Off-Loading insoles can be placed in these shoes to help reduce the pressure on ulcers that can occur. For example with patients with diabetic ulcers on the bottom of their foot.
Talk to one of our physiotherapists to see which walking boot or shoe will best meet your needs.