The Aircast boot walker is used to provide support after severe ankle sprains, foot fractures and foot or ankle surgery. It’s also used to manage oedema.
One of the benefits of the Aircast boot walker is the control it gives you as the wearer. You can adjust the straps and the air-cell pockets on the side walls of the brace to make it as comfortable as possible. The key is setting it up so that you’re still getting the support you need.
To set up your Aircast boot, you’ll need to wear a cotton cast sock over the injured foot (a).
Next, you need to inflate the air cells in the boot.
There are three air cells around the Aircast boot. Each one has a number:
You’ll need to inflate them one at a time. To inflate each air cell:
The boot should feel secure and comfortable around your leg.
We advise you wear a trainer which has a slight platform on your non-injured foot, or add an “Even up shoe raise” to your normal flat shoe.
You should deflate the air cells completely before removing the Aircast boot.
You’ll need to deflate the air cells one at a time. To let the air out of each air cell:
If your leg or foot gets uncomfortable you can partially deflate the air cells.