Anonymous asked in HealthGeneral Health CareInjuries · 8 years ago

Can i use a snowboarding boot as an alternative to an orthopedic boot to heal a broken ankle?

I broke my ankle a few days ago and the doctor gave me this boot with velcro straps instead of a traditional hard cast. Instead of wearing this uncomfortable ortho boot could I just wear my snowboard boot instead? Being that it was also made to support the ankle isn't it essentially the same thing?

2 Answers

  • 8 years ago

    no. Snowboarding boots hold your ankle at a slightly dorsiflexed (flexed up toward your shin) angle, while the orthopedic boot that the doctor gave you is designed to keep your ankle in a neutral position that is optimal for correct healing of the bones. Do what your doctor says.

  • 8 years ago

    Do what the doctor said and rest your ankle otherwise it wont get better. You will have to leave snowboarding for another time.

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