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Walking Boots

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Updated June 04, 2014

Walking Boots

Tom Brady, Super Bowl bound quarterback for the New England Patriots, has made the walking boot a famous site. What is a walking boot?

A walking boot is a way to immobilize the ankle joint, and is an alternative to a cast. A walking boot is useful in patients who have injuries that can tolerate weight being placed on the extremity, but would benefit from immobilization of the joint. Common injuries where a walking boot may be useful include:

No one wants to say what Tom Brady's injury involves, but everyone seems to think that the use of a walking boot is a way to try to quickly settle down the inflammation associated with a relatively minor injury. What do you think the injury might be? Leave your comments below!

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