You may be advised by your doctor to wear one of these if you have had an operation to the front of your foot (forefoot).
|Putting on the shoe
- There are 2 Velcro straps, one thin strap around the ankle and one large double ended strap across the forefoot.
- Undo both Velcro straps.
- Place foot in shoe with heel firmly against back.
- Secure forefoot with large strap across your foot.
- Tighten strap firmly around ankle but ensure it is not too tight.
Your physiotherapist will practice walking with you the first time. If you require a walking aid these can be provided unless you have an appropriate one of your own.
- Ensure shoe is secure on your foot prior to walking (not so tight that your foot begins to tingle or go numb)
- Always wear shoe when walking. You should only weight-bear as instructed by your physiotherapist.
- When sitting/sleeping the shoe can be removed.
- Be cautious of tubing if you have a VAC dressing.
- Continue to wear the shoe for as long as instructed to by your physiotherapist or doctor.
Author: Sarah Parker, Anne Knott, April 2013. Download in PDF.