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Prairie Path Foot & Ankle Clinic

Q
Why do I have to wear the boot to bed?

A

Depending on the diagnosis, our doctors will recommend sleeping with the boot on to avoid further injuring the condition. Sometimes when sleeping you may not know how often your foot/ankle is being moved around in different positions, so wearing the boot helps to keep you immobilized to avoid further injury.  In addition, the position our feet tends to be in while sleeping is not a functional position. If you have suffered a strain or sprain, hold the foot in a neutral, 90-degree position helps to decrease the likelihood of loose ligaments and injuries down the road.

-Brittney C