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How to Comfortably Put on a Recovery Boot | Tutorial

by Dr. Joel W. Brook
Dr. Joel Brook is a board-certified podiatrist and foot and ankle surgeon at Dallas Podiatry Works in TX.
“Hi, my name is Melissa, I’m a medical assistant, and I’m going to talk to you today on how to apply a below-the-knee boot. Our doctors often prescribe therapeutic below-the-knee boots for a variety of injuries and pain syndromes. Boots are often used for post-operative recovery periods as well. Whether or not you are permitted to walk in the boot is determined by your doctor. We can’t stress to you enough how important it is to follow instructions regarding the weight bearing status.

When applying the below-the-knee boot, you’re going to want to undo the Velcro – it has three straps. It has an inner lining that you’re going to want to undo as well. When putting the foot into the boot, you’re going to want to make sure the heel is placed snugly in the back of the boot, and then fasten the inner lining, and then the three straps.

You want to make sure that the boot isn’t strapped too tight, because it could cut off circulation and cause numbness, but you want to make sure it’s not too loose as well, so that you can secure the foot. The boot does come with extra paddings that you can apply within the boot, whichever area is uncomfortable.

This is an example of a boot that is improperly sized too small. This is an example of a properly fitted boot. This is a boot that is fitted improperly too large. As you can see, there are a variety of boots that the doctor will prescribe.

If you have any questions or concerns, please give us a call. Thank you for being our patient and we are honored to be a part of your healthcare team!”

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"My experience was a good one from pre-op to post -op. I saw the doctor right before my surgery.He explained the process to me and my husband. The recovery nurse was great. It was neither crowded or chaotic as some day surgery centers. My foot is doing well as I follow instructions. I look forward to my one week progress visit!"- Patricia T.5 star
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