Re: Cast boot or hard cast

Without evaluating your situation, I can not give you an exact answer. There are reasons when you would use a cast such as a very large or very small individual who a cast boot would not fit well. Non compliance is another good reason. A cast boot is alot easier to put on and take off. If I have done a surgery, I can monitor progress, swelling, skin reactions, etc. For injuries, I can pad it as the swelling goes down. I can't do that in a cast. It is also alot more convenient to use a cast boot than to apply a cast. There is more work involved in removing a cast. Some insurances will not reimburse us for the supplies and work involved in putting on a cast and removing it.

Did you discuss your concerns with your doctor?

Posted By Vivian Abrams DPM on May 16, 2005 at 18:40:38:

In Reply to: Cast boot or hard cast posted by Eric on May 16, 2005 at 12:50:08:

The proprietary gel also provides extra protective padding to help comfort the pain caused by metatarsal soreness. May be used for relieving the burning sensation under the metatarsal heads, calluses and tarsal fat pads.

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