Q. In case of broken heel, is it safe to keep the special boot on with the fracture blisters?

Answered by
Dr. Atul Prakash
and medically reviewed by Dr.Nithila A
Published on Oct 06, 2019

Hello doctor,

I broke my heel three days ago. The specialist said it is the worst break to get. My question is, should I keep the special boot on even with the fracture blisters. It is painful as it rubs on the boot. Should I keep it on at night also?

Dr. Atul Prakash

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Plaster or a synthetic boot is designed for walking, and if you have blisters then a boot is not advisable for the reasons that you have found and that also indirectly means that you are allowed to walk but in reality, walking or lowering your leg will make the swelling and blisters worse. You need to be on strict elevation will heel above heart and ice the area 10 minutes at a time till the swelling is down. This also means that most are your activities are to be done on the bed until the swelling starts to recede.

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