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Old 07-13-2012, 02:12 PM   #1
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some numbness from cam boot?

I'm wearing a pneumatic cam boot for a Jones fracture of the left foot. I did not require surgery..they are seeing if it will heal on it's own. Anyway, the boot was fine for almost two weeks..now and again I seem to be having numbness in the foot and leg. Also, the boot does not feel as comfortable as it was in the beginning. Can anyone comment on this..is this normal? I am seeing the doc again this week. Thanks

 
Old 07-13-2012, 08:07 PM   #2
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Re: some numbness from cam boot?

Pretty much normal, but pay attention to your pain. your body is always talking to you, especially when something's not as it should be.
I did notice that when I finally got out of one of my braces, I had to pay closer attention to how my knee operated while walking. I Had become accustomed to it working to make up for the lack of motion in my ankle, and when the brace came off and I could walk without it, my knee would sometimes try to bend the wrong direction, hinging toward the front instead of bending to back as I took a step. I think hyperflexion is the term.
We're all different, so pay attention to your body talking to you and mention it to your doctor.

 
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