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Old 05-10-2012, 09:05 AM   #1
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smelly air walker boot

I have a broken ankle that sustained mutiple fractures involving surgical repair. I am almost 4 weeks post op with 5 more until pwb. My boot hasn't started smelling but it appears that it probably will. I am not sure when I am supposed to be able to wash it if I am wearing it 24/7. My doctor did tell me I can start next week not sleeping in it, if I want. Ha! We'll see how that feels! Anyway, baking soda is used to control odors and even recommended for stinky shoes. Has anyone tried this in a walking boot?!

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Old 05-11-2012, 11:35 PM   #2
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Re: smelly air walker boot

Maybe this is a dumb question, but do you always wear a sock with your boot? If so, maybe change the sock more often. If not, definitely wear some nice absorbent socks

As far as cleaning goes, I'm not sure, but you could try calling the doctor's office and perhaps hey have some advice. I'm sure they must have encounted that problem at some point.

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