Broken Ankle Take Boot Off To Sleep. If it becomes uncomfortable in the night then consider loosening the straps for optimum comfort and surround your injured leg with pillows or use the Foam Leg Elevator Cushion for extra support. The boot can be used for broken bones, tendon injuries, severe sprains, or shin splints.
Usually the next question we hear is do I have to wear the boot while I'm sleeping. In the short term, healing normally takes around six weeks and during the first couple of weeks, you have to get some. He wants me to sleep in it but sleep is impossible.
You have more pain or swelling than you did before a cast was put on.
It can keep your weight off an area, such as your toe, as it heals.
You can take the boot off at night: You will either need to put the boot back on or use your crutches / frame to get to the toilet. Here is a quick guide on how to sleep with a broken ankle in a cast or walker boot is: The broken bone can take up to a year to fully heal and give you the confidence that you can do everything as you used to on the healed foot. The skin or toes of your foot become numb, swollen, cold, white, or blue.