Quick Answer: How Can I Be Non Weight Bearing After Foot Surgery?

Is a walking boot non weight bearing?

How do I walk in the boot.

The boot is made for weight bearing (putting weight on your foot) and walking.

When you receive the brace, please follow your doctor’s instructions.

Find out whether you can weight bear or if the doctor would like non-weight bearing at first..

Which leg bone is not weight bearing?

The tibia is the larger, weight-bearing bone located on the medial side of the leg. The fibula is the slender bone of the lateral side of the leg and does not bear weight.

How can you be non weight bearing?

You put your knee on the affected side on the pad and then use the other foot to push yourself forward. Your ankle and foot are safely tucked behind you to prevent any weight bearing. Like a bike, the scooter has brakes and handlebars to help you control your movement.

What happens if you put weight on a non weight bearing foot?

Non-weight bearing: the affected leg, ankle, or foot cannot withstand any weight whatsoever and attempting to do so would cause further harm or prolong your recovery.

What is the fastest way to recover from foot surgery?

Elevation is crucial to a fast recovery as it helps with pain and swelling. Elevate above the hip level. This is the most beneficial position as it helps bring blood away to reduce pressure and lessen pain. Also, use ice or ice packs soon after surgery by applying for 20 minutes on and then 20 minutes off.

Do you need physical therapy after foot surgery?

Physical therapy is a vital part of recovery after surgery. Not only can it help you heal faster, improve your flexibility and range of motion and minimize scar tissue development, it can help you manage pain levels without excessive use of prescription narcotics.

How long after foot surgery Can you walk?

Depending on the surgery, at three months, you may be able to walk short distances. The swelling on the surgical foot, and the range of motion of the surrounding joints should gradually improve over the first 6 months and you should be noticeably better than before the operation.

Do I need to wear walking boot at night?

Although you should follow your doctor’s advice in any situation, the normal practice is to wear the boot while sleeping. However, loosening the straps that secure the boot will increase wearing comfort and allow you to sleep better.

Can I rest my foot on the floor when non weight bearing?

Non-Weight Bearing (NWB): Do not place any weight through the surgical/injured leg. This includes resting your feet or toes on the ground. While walking and sitting, make sure to keep your foot elevated off of the ground at all times.

How do you walk up and down stairs with a walking boot?

To go up, bring your good leg up first, and your affected leg up afterwards, and last bring your crutch onto the step. To go down, first place your crutch on the step below, then bring your affected leg down a step, then your good leg.

How long do you have to stay off your foot after foot surgery?

Since virtually all foot and ankle operations require rest and elevation of the operated foot for at least 2 weeks following surgery, it is rare that a patient will be allowed to return to work before 2 weeks following surgery.

How long are you non weight bearing after foot surgery?

Miller will want you to keep the operated foot off the ground at all times. This is called non-weight bearing and means you cannot put any weight at all on the operated foot, until Dr. Miller says that it is safe to do so. You generally return to the doctor for a follow-up visit about 8-14 days after surgery.

How do you start weight bearing after foot surgery?

We generally recommend becoming full weight-bearing in the boot prior to any of our boot weaning protocols. Generally, when patients are placing between 50 and 75% of the weight on the injured leg they are able to transition to using 1 crutch or cane on the opposite side.

How should I sleep after foot surgery?

In bed it is advisable to keep the foot elevated on a pillow to help in reducing the post-operative swelling. Do not keep your foot hanging down while seated in a chair for any more than 5 to 10 minutes to avoid the foot swelling up even further.