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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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The doctor has great “bedside manners” when talking to patients. Great staff and comfortable atmosphere.

Derrick W.

The staff at Dallas Podiatry Works could not have been more courteous, helpful, and professional in doing their job. They made me feel comfortable when I was there, which is certainly appreciated. They answered all the questions that I had and just made each visit the most pleasurable that it could be. I would highly recommend them to anyone needing this type of foot care.

Joseph B.

I would highly recommend Dr. Brook to anyone with foot problems–especially problems that stump other podiatrists. He really is very caring and very knowledgeable.

Jeannette H.

Dr. Joel Brook and the staff were nice and helpful. Though I was a new patient, I got right in as soon as they were open in my preferred location. They diagnosed the problem and provided medicines along with a perfect gel bandage so I could keep exercising while my toes healed. My toes already hurt less and look a little better each day. If I have future issues, I will be a repeat customer. Here’s hoping I don’t, but at least I know my feet are in good hands.

Meryl E.

I visited this office for an ingrown toe nail a few years ago. After seeing another doctor, who made it worse, he referred me to Dallas Podiatry Works. The doctor there was able to fix my problem. I’m not great with reviews, all I can tell you is that this doctor and staff will have you up and running or doing whatever it is you do in no time. You will be in great hands. You’d be a fool not to use this doctor. Now its time to visit him again for the other toe.

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Been having bad ankle pains for 6 months was referred here and it was a great visit ladies in the front desk medical assistants and the Doctor were all very friendly and make you feel very comfortable.

Elizabeth G.

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