Everything You Need To Know
Why do I need to wear a Moon Boot?
Moon boots are worn for two main reasons:
1. Taking pressure off an acute injury
Offloading or removing pressure can be required when pain is too great for walking.
Using a Moon Boot is necessary for healing a variety of foot and leg injuries.
2. Taking pressure off when foot or leg pain is becoming chronic
Sometimes when foot and leg pain does not respond to conservative treatment you may be advised to try a boot.
- Non-resolving foot pain
- Ongoing Plantar Fasciitis pain (includes strains and tears)
- Excruciating pain that is making walking difficult
Why do I need to be fitted by a Podiatrist?
If you have been advised to wear a moon boot (cam walker) it is because of a serious foot or leg injury. For such injuries, it is important that you are fitted by a qualified Podiatrist.
At Pod Fit Podiatry we provide a 30 minute moon boot fitting appointment.
Your Podiatrist will check the correct boot fit and advise on the wearing process. You will be given exercises to maintain blood flow to prevent adverse issues such as deep vein thrombosis. While it’s important for pressure to be taken off the injury, you still need movement for healthy blood flow.
Some people will wear the boot and expect to be 100% the moment the boot comes off. In reality, pain persists unless rehabilitation is done both in the boot AND once the boot comes off. The muscles will be weaker and are at high risk of further pain and injury.
You will be provided with a plan to regain strength, movement and return to your full activity levels once again.
How long do I need to wear a boot for?
What does it feel like to wear a boot?
Does Medicare pay for boots?
Good question, glad you addressed the elephant in the online room here! We would say that without the right guidance being in a moon boot unsupervised can lead to serious events like DVT (deep vein thrombosis formation) and ongoing pain and disability once the boot comes off. What we often see is ankle or hip pain once the boot comes off, when there hasn’t been proper rehab and guidance. What could have been a shorter term injury can really drag out and affect other joints like knees and hips as well! Our recommendation – don’t cut corners with your health.
We are one of the only clinics in Adelaide to provide Moon Boot Fittings. With our two Adelaide clinics providing moon boot fittings at both Modbury and Findon, you’ll be rest assured to have no issues arranging an appointment!
Book Your Moon Boot Fitting Below!
Pod Fit Podiatry
166 Grange Road, Findon
Adelaide SA 5023
Pod Fit Podiatry
31 Smart Road, Modbury
Adelaide SA 5092