How do I clean my Maxtrax walking boot?
CLEANING INSTRUCTIONS: To clean liner, hand wash in cold water using mild soap. Air dry. Note: If not rinsed thoroughly, residual soap may cause irritation and deteriorate material.
How tight should walking boot be?
Tighten the straps so they are snug but not too tight. The boot should limit movement but not cut off your blood flow. If your boot has one or more air chambers, pump them up as directed by your healthcare provider. Stand up and take a few steps to practice walking.
Is it OK to walk in a walking boot?
Walking: You may walk on the foot as comfort allows but you may find it easier to walk on your heel in the early stages. If supplied, wear the boot for comfort and use crutches when walking. It is ok to take the boot off at night, when resting at home and to wash.
Can you shower with a walking boot?
Water and your boot If your doctor says to keep your boot on to shower, protect it so that it won’t get wet. Put your leg inside a plastic trash bag and tape the top around your leg. If you can take the boot off when you shower, pat the area dry after you shower. Then put the boot back on.
Are you supposed to wear walking boot to bed?
Should I wear a sock with a walking boot?
Socks for walker boots can act as a buffer between your foot (and its sweat and dead skin cells) and the brace. Plus, a sock is much easier to clean than most walker boot linings. This medical sock can also help you heal from a foot or ankle injury by promoting proper circulation.
Are you supposed to sleep with walking boot?
Do I need to wear walking boot at night?
While each case is different, in most cases you do NOT have to wear a CAM walker while your sleeping. Usually, you can take the boot off once you get in bed for the night. You DO have to put the boot back on before you put your feet down in the morning.