A walker boot, also known as a walking boot, is typically worn to provide support and protection for the foot and ankle after an injury or surgery. It is designed to limit motion in the foot and ankle, reduce pain and inflammation, and promote healing.
Some common situations when a walker boot may be recommended include:
- Foot or ankle fractures
- Severe ankle sprains
- Tendon or ligament injuries
- Post-surgery recovery
- Achilles tendonitis
- Plantar fasciitis
If you have any of these conditions, your healthcare provider may recommend a walker boot as part of your treatment plan. It is important to follow your healthcare provider's instructions regarding how to wear and care for your walker boot, as well as any other treatments or therapies they recommend.