bunionectomy recovery

I had abunionectomy a little more than 4 weeks ago. Even though my foot was broken as part of the procedures, my doctor didn't place me in a cast. I have been using a removable velcro boot. At first I kept the boot on all the time, but it's uncomfortable. For the last 2 weeks I have removed it in order to sleep and when I am going to be sitting for long periods of time. Do you think removing the boot as I have described will delay healing?

I'm afraid to ask my doctor about this since he always threatens to put me in a cast. At my 4 week check-up, he said I was healing well and the x-rays looked good.

Posted By Heather on May 03, 2004 at 20:02:07:

The Active Ankle offers flexibility and security. It will feel different from anything you have ever worn for ankle protection. The hinge allows freedom of motion that you may not be accustomed to. Do not mistake this freedom of movement for lack of support. A leading university said, the Active Ankle provides more support (inversion) than the leading air-stirrup brace, the leading lace-up brace, or a tape job.

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