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Best Walking Boot

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Posted 2 months ago


by James McCormack

Walking boots are used for managing fractures, sprains and dislocations. For most of these injuries, the same walking boots are used, although a walking shoe is sometimes used after bunion surgery. It is essential to buy a supportive and cushioned walking boot as if it is insufficient; it can delay healing times or stop injuries from healing. 

James McCormack is a Physical Therapist who specialises in knee, foot & ankle injuries. www.james-mccormack.com participates in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.com. Earnings from this are used to create free-to-read content.

Best Walking Boot

The best type of walking boots have a rocker sole, air pump cushioning and a semi-rigid shell.

Aircast Airselect Walking Boot

We recommend the Aircast Airselect walking boot due to its rocker sole, air-bladder cushioning and skid-resistant sole.

The rocker sole is a curved sole on the boot designed to facilitate a normal walking gait.

The air pump creates a tight air cushioning around the ankle and foot to absorb impact and control swelling.

We recommend the Aircast Airselect to those with fractures to the foot and ankle.

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United Ortho 360 Air Walking Boot

We recommend the United Ortho 360 Air Walking boot due to its semi-rigid shell, medial and lateral air bladders and rocker sole.

The semi-right shell makes this a more lightweight option. Alongside the air cushioning, it can provide sufficient support to an injured foot or ankle with the ability to bias what part of the foot the cushioning is applied to.

We recommend the United Ortho 360 to those with ankle sprains and mild foot injuries.

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Physiotherapy with James McCormack

This is not medical advice. We recommend a consultation with a medical professional such as James McCormack. He offers Online Physiotherapy Appointments.

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