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Jennifer, when can you stop wearing the boot altogether?
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@red3 I was supposed to be in the boot until September. I don't walk much and mostly just park on the couch. I think the orthotics do the most for me in supporting my foot properly and I had them inside the boot. If I was to twist my ankle, it would probably be bad and the boot would prevent that. I am walking so slow and carefully and looking at where I am stepping that I don't think I will do that. I'm not walking normally, really just like there is still a cast on my ankle. Being able to put the injured foot on the floor sure helps with balance too. My surgeon wants me to be able to walk without crutches when I come back in Sept and increase the weight on my foot each week. I should be at 50 % now. Without the boot, I think I can do that, but with it, it hurts too much. There is a delay of a few minutes before the pain starts, but then it won't stop.
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