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If you’ve recently had surgery on your foot or ankle then a walker boot can provide immobilisation protect the area, whilst still allowing you to remain mobile.
The walker boot you choose will depend on the nature of the injury and its severity with options including standard boots, low top and those which include an air pump to offer that little more stability and comfort. All our walker boots are manufactured by us and are supplied to both the NHS and private medical markets.
When it comes to managing plantar fasciitis there are a number of different night splints available depending on the type of design which suits you most.
The options can seem endless but at the Össur Webshop we are here to help, so if you are unsure which foot supports will work best then you can chat to us online, drop us an email or even just pick up the phone and speak to a member of our team.
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The motion of the foot is controlled by the ankle joint and numerous other structures such as muscle and tendons. The achilles tendon is the thickest and strongest tendon in the body, connecting the calf muscles to the heel. When these muscles contract they pull the tendon and lift the heel, allowing for locomotion. At the front of the leg, running down the shin, is a muscle which works to lift foot upward at the toes. The function of this muscle can be affected by muscle weakness or nerve problems following a stroke. If this muscle doesn’t function correctly it can cause the foot to drag during walking, this condition is known as foot drop.
Walker Boots: As the name suggests it’s a boot that allows you to walk, unlike casting which will leave you on crutches for the duration of the healing process. Following ankle surgery, foot injuries or achilles tendon damage orthopedic walker boots are often prescribed. The Rebound® Air Walker incorporates an inflatable bladder within its rigid shell to offer maximum protection to the foot.
Night Splints: Sometimes you need to wear a brace at night, such as when suffering from plantar fasciitis, and is designed to keep your foot and ankle totally immobilised whilst asleep.