Do Aircasts really work?
Do Aircasts really work?
Expert Insight. “Medical News Today” states that an Aircast is more helpful in treating severe ankle sprains than a Bledsoe boot. The study found that a below-knee cast or an Aircast was more effective than simply wrapping the ankle in compression bandages, icing and elevating the leg.
What is the point of an Aircast?
An air cast is a medical device that encases a healing body part in a cushioned casing, reducing pain and promoting healing. Typically, it consists of two basic components, an air-filled splint that is surrounded by a hardened exterior shell.
How often should you wear an Aircast?
When treating a sprain, the Air-Stirrup splint should be worn whenever walking for at least four weeks, or as long as you continue to have ankle pain. You should continue to wear it at least 6 weeks whenever running, playing sports or any activity where there is increased risk of re-injury.
Is it OK to walk with an Aircast?
How tight should an Aircast be?
Tighten the straps so they are snug but not too tight. The boot should limit movement but not cut off your blood flow. If your boot has one or more air chambers, pump them up as directed by your healthcare provider. Stand up and take a few steps to practice walking.
How many hours a day should you wear a walking boot?
DO wear your sock and boot any time you are on your feet. DO spend about 2 to -3 hours each day with your ankle elevated above the level of your heart.
Should I take my aircast off at night?
You may walk on the foot as comfort allows but you may find it easier to walk on your heel in the early stages. If supplied, wear the boot for comfort and use crutches when walking. It is ok to take the boot off at night, when resting at home and to wash.
Can you take aircast off to sleep?
Can I wear my walker boot while asleep? Your consultant will advise you if you are to sleep in the boot. Depending on your injury, it is sometimes recommended that you sleep with your walker boot on so that you continue receiving support. If you do have to leave the boot on, loosen the straps for comfort.
Do you sleep with an Aircast on?
Depending on your injury, it is sometimes recommended that you sleep with your walker boot on so that you continue receiving support. If you do have to leave the boot on, loosen the straps for comfort.
Do you sleep in aircast?
How does DJO Global Aircast ankle support work?
Help prevent ankle sprains and with this stabilizing prophylactic support. Incorporating a stabilizer molded at a 60 degree angle and breathable material, this lightweight anatomic design fits easily into athletic footwear to provide cool, comfortable protection. A single strap offers easily adjustable application.
Do You Put your air cast back on in the morning?
Because you will need to wear your boot each time you walk, you may be inclined to quickly put it back on as soon as you roll out of bed in the morning. By immediately putting your air cast back on without giving your muscles time to wake up and adjust, you can actually cause more damage to them.
When to take air cast off or off?
But understandably, having a contraption attached to your leg all day, every day (outside of showers), can begin to feel like you’re being suffocated. Take some of the stress out by taking the boot off when you are relaxing, such as watching TV or reading a book.
What to cover your toes with with Aircast?
Create a barrier between walker boot and skin to decrease friction, absorb sweat and improve comfort. Offer patients the option of covering their toes while wearing Aircast Walking Braces with this thin, flexible polycarbonate plastic cover.