Ange 12:54pm Mar 20 2018
Yup the boot is hard work at first! I've got an aircast walker which looks pretty similar to yours. I think they all weigh about the same. And it feels like a lead boot on your foot after the cast. Just keep playing with your straps until you are comfortable. I find im constantly loosening or tightening due to swelling in my ankle til its comfortable.
Sleeping in it is a pain too - like sleeping in a gum boot, but you do eventually get used to it.
I wear mine in the shower still with a bag over top as I'm too scared I'll jar it. But the good thing is I take it off and stick my foot in a bucket of warm water and that feels amazing! You'll have alot of dead skin cells around your foot after being in a cast so this works well to get rid of that.
Its also so nice to air your foot now and then. After the foot bath I usually spend half an hour with it resting on a pillow, b4 putting the boot back on.
Have you started doing flexing exercises yet? Mine were pretty bad at first, but now I can move it around really well - just can't get it to flex up past 90 degrees yet.
I've started weight bearing by sitting and slowly putting pressure on my foot. Waiting to see my PT b4 I do the walking on it thing.
Hang in there with the boot, took me 2 weeks b4 I was happier with it!
trimalleolar fracture 22 Jan 18
Surgery 30 Jan 18 - 2 plates and 13 screws
Fiberglass cast nwb
NWB In Walker Boot 28 Feb 18
Starting 25% WB 19 Mar 18
Starting 75% wb and one crutch 11 Apr 18