Fixed Air Shield Walker 14″ also known as Cam (controlled ankle movement) Walker is a medical device worn during treatment and recovery of a variety of foot injuries. Walking boots allow you to rest your foot while still walking around and doing your day to day activities. And walkers are not just for fractures. They can also be prescribed for heel pain, a ball of foot pain, tendinitis and other problems. One of the best ways to get a foot or ankle problem to heal is to rest it. But of course, it’s hard to rest your foot and still carry on your normal activities.
A controlled ankle motion walking boot, or CAM boot, also sometimes called a below-knee walking boot, can be prescribed for the treatment and stabilization of severe sprains, fractures, and tendon or ligament tears in the ankle or foot.
What injuries require a boot?
- Plantar Fasciitis / Heel Pain
- Ball of Foot Pain
- Ankle Sprain
- Metatarsal Stress Fracture
- Toe Fracture
- Foot Fracture
- Ankle Fracture
- Children’s Heel Pain
Fixed Air Shield Walker 14″ for Plantar Fasciitis
The purpose of a walking boot in treating plantar fasciitis/heel pain is to reduce tension on the plantar fascia so that the fascia can rest and heal. For many patients, it is the only thing that provides enough protection for the area to heal and still allows the person to walk around. In addition, it can act to reduce pressure on the heel.
How long to wear it? For plantar fasciitis, most patients wear the boot for 7 – 14 days depending on the severity of heel pain
Hints: Use an arch support inside the boot to take more tension off of the plantar fascia. We recommend the FootChair Orthotic with Adjustable Arch Height. This arch support comes with pads that can be inserted to increase the arch height for a customized fit. Plantar fasciitis uses the highest arch that you find comfortable.
Air Shield Boot is Proven to effectively heal fractures and manage to swell, the Fixed Air Shield Walker 14″ from Orthodynamic provides a hygienic alternative to the traditionally fixed plaster cast. To ensure easy application and to accommodate different leg shapes, the Air Shield Walker features removable front and back panels. The Air Shield Walker can be removed for washing and to improve rehabilitation with reduced injury healing time, which helps to prevent muscle wastage and ankle stiffness.
Providing the ultimate in comfort, protection, and treatment for a range of lower leg conditions, the Air Shield Walker incorporates a built-in air pumping system, where the air can be simply adjusted to achieve the required compression and custom fit. Rigid in construction.
Features of Fixed Air Shield Walker 14″
- Air can be easily adjusted to achieve desired compression and custom fit.
- Front and back panels for superior protection.
- Soft foam with breathable fabric liner keeps you dry and comfortable.
- Fits left or right foot.
- This product is easy to apply to different leg shapes
- Features removable front and back panels
- Features soft dense foam with a breathable liner for maximum comfort and superior support