A “Walker” is a walking boot that limits the movement of the ankle and or foot during activities such as walking and transfers. Adjustable air bladders and a special pump are used to control swelling, promote circulation and reduce movement of the foot and leg inside the device, therefore reducing friction and sheer to the skin.
A special rocker sole, along with this immobilization, reduces stress to the skin, joints, bones and tendons during activities.
Your physician may recommend using a cane, crutches, or a walker to limit the amount of weight you put on the leg while using the walking boot. These devices can aid in balance even if full weight bearing is allowed.