I specifically asked when its okay to remove it. I can also sleep without it. They only reason I told this story is because I was looking for and wondering if anyone was pushing it like I am, and what their experience was. I’m going to be bummed if it last because it’s definitely going to affect the comfort of my foot in shoes as opposed to my intact left foot. It’s been 5 weeks (i’m on my 6th weeks) since i put the boot on and walk with crutches!!! Its so heavy but i sleep with it on. ). Has anyone ever looked into this ? Craig my first 4 weeks in the boot I was only allowed to remove it for showering and was NWB. Can’t tell (and doc never mentioned) if it was jones or not. I was told I could put full weight on it and remove the boot for sleeping. The bed is big enough I don’t kick my boyfriend nor does he kick me. 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How long before i can really move it, i can move it a little just worried about being able to walk and drive. 2) Is st advisable to sleep in it ar OK to take it off?? Some people complain of pain in the hip as well. ), a handicap parking decal and told me I could drive with my other foot, did not have to wear the boot to sleep, if I didn’t want to and to take it off to shower. I was lucky that I’m a consultant and didn’t have any jobs during the first 10 weeks. That didn’t work so I had surgery to fix my Jones fracture on April 2nd. in boot 4 anotha 6-8 weeks. I can’t sleep in boot have it on and off all day the heat is pretty intense but at least the drug induced hives have stopped. I haven’t worn it to sleep either, it’s so heavy! Still non weight bearing which is nothing compared to what many of those on this site have had to endure. I am new to this and have read through many of the comments. I’m calling asap to see if I can put this torture device in the attic with my crutches and Iwalk. Then on Monday evening broke my middle toe on left foot. So for me, I’m using the moon boot for walking slowly, crutches in hand, but the rest of the time its either off and foot elevated or I’m gently exercising it. I had a splint for a week after surgery that was killing me because my leg shrunk and the splint no longer fit well. Follow up scan No soft tissue damage. Hi guys, Doctor said I can take boot off when resting. It fits my foot but I just keep thinking there has to be some way of adjusting it. I was nwb for 4 weeks in a cast, I am supposed to sleep in the boot and wear it whenever I am not just sitting around. It felt like glass cutting me on the inside. Hi All…great site. This helps with flexion and prevents one from getting drop foot. Just (apparently) tore part of my left achilles. I will so be interested in keeping a track of your recovery & hope you keep us posted, there is a lot of great advise on this blog, and some truly supportive patients who will offer as much support as they can if they are or have experienced similar. I didn’t sleep in my aircast and I worry a little that my foot was sort of free to angle about at night. You can also get into trouble (walking, not sleeping) if your uninjured foot is in a normal shoe, much lower than your booted foot. Sarah - when I was non-weight bearing in a boot after Achilles surgery, I bought a shower chair and put it in the shower. I’m now on the aircast boot and I use it during the day and at night I have to use the acrylic boot I had after the surgery is less heavy than the aircast boot and that’s also what my Dr. recommended and I’m still NWB. I slept in boot shoe for two weeks and it was uncomfortable for me. Good luck and remember there is a slight risk of injury sleeping with out a boot so be careful specially if your foot does not have a good ROM. I have a broken fifth metatarsal on my left foot, and was given a big cam boot to wear constantly for 6 weeks. though I’m not happy that we’re all here for unfortunate reasons. I exercise with the ‘bands’ everyday to strengthen the areas they tell me to work. last night I kept the full boot on for much of the night, but ended up taking off the top piece halfway through, and found that hugely helpful. I just open my boot up at night a little, but i don’t take it off. After going home this seemed crazy to me as surely I should have an X-ray to say it’s all good before going back to work??? I know this is a totally different thing but I was just surprised to see these guys have one size fit all method. 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I definitely feel like it’s holding my ankle well. What you are PRESCRIBED TO DO depends a lot on if your foot can bear weight or not (FUll - Partial - None). It has a pump that inflates that is dealt into the boot and is a low boot. You also may have pain after sitting for long periods or after sleeping. You elevate the basket and the slurry fills the sleeve and “ices” the whole ankle. Any advice please? NWB 10° equinous boot for 1 week – still wearing this at night and still no stretching. Bora Bora is dubbed the last heaven for a reason. Was informed I will no longer have my doc - they won’t tell me why he’s no longer available - of course I’m not happy about that. I wore a splint for the first ten days. I start tomorrow and just wondering what to expect..Hoping they don’t get worse. I am assuming it is the same as a walking boot. They gave me the boot but it is starting to hurt area of my foot that weren’t hurting before. I was told to remove bandaging today (72hrs) and re-apply the ‘plater covering’ over the 16 nasty stitches. my shoe size is on the cusp (womens 9) and I have the larger boot (m). I feel a little pain when I wake up and sit at the edge of the bed but I expected that. Most Achilles tendon ruptures occur in sports that require running, jumping and change of direction. I don’t know if this applies to bones though. I don’t see the orthopedic doctor for another couple of days and I don’t want to injure it further. So we went back today and had the remainder of the cast removed, long story but i did say i could not stand it. (Gasp!). But i used my own judgment and decided NWB would have been the correct answer to that question. Bear in mind I’m recovering from an ATR, so different story, but that’s my .02. Honey - you are correct in what you say and this site does take the place of proper medical opinion. He said it was actually a disservice. I fractured my ankle/lower tibia and have a plate and screws as well. Wear it, don’t wear it, wrap it instead.”. PLEASE HELP!!! Good luck, and contact your OS if it seems worthwhile. Lulu, sorry to hear, what a thing to happen on honeymoon! I would like to set the record straight on a few issues / comments that others have made here. Thank you all for your comments. I’m also 100% Vegan getting ready to transition to plant based! Slow and steady wins the race I say. This was an elective surgery to correct and prevent further problems as I age. But it’s important to get your stance straightened out, so you don’t damage your knees, hips, back, etc. I know we all heal differently but whoever made the statement ” surgeons aren’t good at providing guidance throughout the process” was dead-on! I had full Achilles Tendon rapture 13 days ago. I am now pain free and have the occasional twinge whenI have been on my feet a lot. It is actually a knee scooter and gives you more stability than crutches do. The specialist gave me a moon boot which I only took off to use the cryocuff , do the exercises ordered by the physio, and to bathe. Not paying attention 15 minute use caused reinjury. I was in a fiber cast for a week until the doctors changes it for a boot. Like a triple break He told me to try anyway. Except to say wearing this in bed was unsuccessful, I was still awake at 6a.m. I then sent to trauma clinic, and told a moon boot for 8 weeks for rest ,it is like 4 months since accident but 4 weeks since moonboot , a happy christmas and new year 2016 not and birthday in jan not happy bev. Anyway tonight i find The xray showed soft tissue, weeks later ,ultrusound showed soft tissue still unable to walk on foot, I then got sent to a specialist and had another scan showed a crack and send off to emergency in plaster for 5 days ,back to specialist ,he says no surgery starting to heal and off to abone scan and yes definately a crack and may need a pin . It can interfere with bone remodeling. Also, I wake up pushing against the boot trying to stretch I think, but I didn’t do that with the cast. Forgot to ask and too late to call. I fractured my fibula 12 days ago. I was told NWB for 6 weeks and was walking unaided in the boot at 4. Second month, I was told I ‘could’ sleep without it, and I tried, but did NOT sleep. I can’t imagine that it’s good for it to remain in my foot? Hi everyone. Was had to sleep with the boot on at first, was had to listen to wife telling me to leave it on at night. I am off today to trade my rented knee walker in for a purchased one with all the features you kind folks have advised! Thanks again, Sarah. Yes, it really sucks, especially if you’re independent like me. I stopped sleeping with the moon boot on a few days ago. Broke ankle 15 years ago and several surgeries later was fine. My physio said to exercise the foot every hour..and I’m with him. The dorsal flex you get from boot has done more for me than the towel stretches did in 3 wks. weight bearing is the way to go for a quicker healing process.. a will say always go by what your doctor has advised tho because they haven’t got a medical degree for nothing and also if pins are involved it’s totally different advice from no pins and depending how many breaks you have and where they are!!! When your surgery is over, you’ll most likely have a cast that runs from your knee to your toes to keep your foot in a pointed position. I feel like I would know if I caused any setbacks to my injury? Happy Healing……… Manny, Thanks for your guidance above. I broke my 5th metatarsal in January of this year. I then got an office chair and because our lower level is tiles i used it to do nearly everything eg cook minimal cleaning pack lunches. I’ve been taking whole herbs such as Irish moss, bladderwrack, And burdock root! I had never heard of them but they are great and so easy to use. I was non weight bearing for a month so do expect that. I want to start a blog but I’m having the hardest time figuring out how to. I managed to sponge clean my boot’s innards and then sun-dried them when we had that hot spell. Correction: in my pre iOS comment, # 5 should have read “back to dr on 10/28/12………..”. Then another 19 hours before I made it back to Houston for plate and screws surgery on 12/21. I haven’t been able to sleep in the boot. I take boot off now and then but still resting it. I have air cast xp walker boot, it’s bulky. Manny. I don’t sleep in it at night. Now in a aircast one week on. Hopefully when i return tothe doctor on July 3rd he will tell me to start walking on it. Also a nice, smelly foot cream gently massaged in if you are able is very therapeutic. Questions; 1) How do you stop the velcro fitting lining smelling of feet. I kept the boot on for sleeping for about 3 more weeks, though I actually took the front plate right off and did the straps back up. FACT - An Air Boot can be prescribed for a wide variety of leg, ankle, foot injuries (Breaks, Sprains, Tears, etc) So there is no one size fits all answer or rule. Urgent phone call and a 7 hour visit to ER diagnosis was now at least 4 fractures, non displaced but unstable. Manny. Even medication to knock me out is not working and so up and down with my sleeping. See Orth surgeon in two weeks hoping to walk in shoes then. I actually think leaving the boot off at night helps with ROM. Tried crutches but could not get confidence to use them in case of another fall. I go see the Physical Therapist on Wed for my first PT. I have been NWB for 10 weeks After the surgery. Had to keep having new casts on as wound would not heal. My heel burns and hurts. I was really uncomfortable yesterday, so we removed the boot for a few hours while I rested, and when we put it back on, we removed the risers. have any of you ever heard of this shot? If you are concerned then you should leave the boot at all times. On for ten or fifteen minutes every couple of hours. Reading on the webs, there is a lot of varying treatments it would seem. Thank you & I hope all of you heal quickly. I haven’t seen anything similar to what I have had done. Hello, everyone, I want to say thank you all, this site has been very helpful and I have gleaned alot of insight, from so many of you, thank you so much……I will tell my “story” the best I can…its a little “unique” and somewhat embarrassing and shameful. My GP prescribed it. Will I heal up well in that time? It will keep the bones together so they can knit. I’m just shy of 6 weeks post op after a completely dislocated ankle combined with trimalleoral fracture (read: mega ouchies). I was in an E.R. I was told I had broken my 4th and 5th metatarsals. There is plenty of information available on this site if you have the time to search. Went back on the 30th and got that cast removed and a new walking boot. I’ve been taking endone and diazepam for near on two weeks. Look for it online and get one. My ankle was broken in 3 places, multiple pins and plates were inserted. You hope to wear the boot for 6 weeks and if that means 6 weeks from rupture then it may be a little early but not unheard of. I kept resting and icing etc for a week and then was cleared to go back to sport, which was a disaster. Apparently this is one reason (along with better stability) why it is important to work some of these smaller muscles at the side of the lower calf, in order to avoid drop foot like symptoms when starting to walk again. i had to encourage my foot flat enough to get the cast on and have slept in all night, having deflated, unstrapped and removed the top plate. Put me in moonboot and told not to put any weight on my heel. Blood went everywhere; my pillow, the doctor’s face, and I think there were a few spots on the ceiling too. Some good protocols gradually remove wedges, and others keep them in until they’re removed around 6 weeks in. By putting weight on the bone now you are risking that alignment. I fully tore my Achilles at Rugby training went to the local clinic and they confirmed it with pinch test. I fractured my 5 th metertasal 6 weeks ago and my ankle. I have not slept with my foot elevated for a while. This is my first full week with a fiberglass cast going up my whole thigh. Cramp! Later that afternoon I drove myself to urgent care and low and behold the foot was fractured in three places! Tried letting it heal on its own in a walking boot for 11 weeks. After visiting the orthopedic last week he confirmed it was a Jones fracture, I didn’t ask him if it was true JF, but I guess at this point that does not matter, it’s a fracture nonetheless. Went back on the 17th got the stitches removed and another cast. I had an unstable fracture (last Thursday) on the tibia, in an immediate cast for 6 days (travelling back home) then x rayed again and operated on last Thursday to insert a plate. I’m healing pretty fast! I’m just not sure if I should trust the guy. Still hoping to be totally done and out of the cast and walking almost normally at week 8. Not good for bone or muscle. I don’t think it has magnesium in it though and that is an important one. So, I am up and down the stairs, a lot! Thanks. He put me on a boot but my foot gets very hot and feels like it’s on fire . Also in the boot after your NWB period (non-weigh bearing) you can use it to walk in and be mobile while still being able to immobilize the ankle as it further heals. and I am finding that it is nearly impossible to stay completely off it… w/ my transferring, i have some trouble….in the bathroom, and like someone else here, I am in a bedroom that is downstairs, so I have the issue w/ stairs, I go down just fine, slide on my butt, and thats ok, but coming up is ok, also, I go on my good foot and hold railing and keep bad foot up…. No surgery recommended but told 6-8 weeks to heal. Also, my orthopedist also had told me to go off boot on a specific date, without seeing him - but I insisted on the medical visit and it was quick and cursory and I walked out in two shoes. 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