How to Walk in a Walking Boot Without Crutches

Ankle injuries are one of the more challenging experiences in life. Not only do they cause a lot of pain, but they also make walking and going about daily activities much more difficult. In this article, we will share how to walk in a walking boot without crutches… and be able to live normal life at the same time!

How to Walk in a Boot Without Crutches

Whether you have had a foot surgery after an injured foot, or are using crutches while you wait for an injury to heal, walking can be a real challenge. If you need to climb stairs at work or at home, it gets even more difficult! 

Many times a foot injury patient will be put in a walking boot. Usually crutches will be used with the boot, to make walking possible. 

Unfortunately, traditional crutches can cause a lot of problems. These can include

  • Possibility of injuries to the hands
  • Too much tension on the upper body, leading to tight or sore back and shoulders
  • Underarm pain
  • Blisters on the hands
  • Inability to walk up stairs 
  • Needing to carry the crutches with you everywhere
  • Difficulty in climbing in and out of cars

Being able to eliminate these issues reduces the stress of a foot injury significantly! The Freedom Leg Brace is a hands-free crutch and the solution to how to walk in a walking boot without crutches.

Do You Have to Use Crutches With a Boot?

If you have had a foot injury or surgery and are wearing a boot while you heal, you will need some type of crutches to help you walk. As we’ve seen, traditional crutches can make normal activities very difficult, whether that be working, or going up and down stairs, or getting in and out of a car.

The Freedom Leg, on the other hand, eliminates the common problems of traditional crutches. It is a hands-free crutch that moves the weight off of the lower leg and to the back of the thigh. This makes it possible to walk normally, hands-free, while wearing a walking boot or protecting your foot. It is how to walk in a walking boot for a broken ankle, while keeping your hands free.

How Much Walking Can I Do in a Walking Boot?

In general, as long as you have crutches or a knee scooter, you can walk as much as you need to in a walking boot. But your options of where you can walk, and what else you can do while walking, are very limited. This is because your upper body isn't used to carry your body weight.

The Freedom Leg brace solves this problem and makes it possible to walk anywhere in a walking boot - no crutches. Since your hands are completely free, you are able to carry a cup of coffee, hold your spouse’s hand, or walk your dog while walking normally.

How Does the Freedom Leg Work?

The Freedom Leg allows you to live life without assistance from others. It allows you to walk freely and use your hands at the same time. It gives you the solution to how to walk in a walking boot without crutches. It allows you to go back to work sooner, and get in and out of cars more easily. It allows you to live normally, even after experiencing an injured leg or foot. 

Tell me more!

The Freedom Leg is a durable brace that is compatible with a cast or a boot and comes in multiple sizes. By moving the weight of the body from the lower leg and foot to the back of the thigh, it makes it possible to walk normally, even on the non-weight bearing leg. This opens up a whole world of new possibilities for anyone with a leg or foot injury! In fact, some of our users have said that it changed their lives!

how to walk in a walking boot without crutches

The Freedom Leg is made with cast aluminum side rails that put pressure into the ground while you walk. The straps support the leg and help to stabilize everything. It has a slight knee bend, keeping the injured foot off of the ground and making walking balanced and symmetrical. The rubber base is non-slip and compatible with a cast or walking boot.

How to Get a Freedom Leg Brace

If you are ready to experience the freedom of walking hands-free, order a Freedom Leg brace today. We offer a money back guarantee if you are not satisfied. 

We offer the Freedom Leg in three different sizes with two strap length options, so that it will fit you perfectly. It is now more comfortable than ever and even easier to use! View all our options here and order yours today! Are you ready to experience the freedom of walking again?

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Dr. Stelmaschuk

"Family Physician, had to have both of his feed repaired and found Freedom Leg very helpful, allowing him freedom to continue particing medicine and even running his snow blower"

Brandon Wise

"Broke his ankle and had to have surgery. The surgeons put screws in his ankle and told him not to put weight on it for 90 days. He was prescibed crutches. Fortunately he discoved Freedom Leg while looking for alternatives on the internet and was able to walk again without difficulty"