At Melbourne Podiatrists & Orthotics we stock a large range of CAM Walkers (Moon Boots) which are available for both hire and purchase. This includes CAM Walkers that suit both adults and young children.
What is a CAM Walker (Moon Boot)?
A CAM Walker is a controlled ankle motion boot prescribed to help immobilise and treat lower leg injuries. They work by limiting ankle and foot motion. In situations where weight-bearing immobilisation is required a CAM Walker will often be used in place of a cast or crutches.
What injuries can a CAM Walker treat?
Our podiatrists use CAM Walkers to help treat a number of acute conditions in both children and adults. Some common conditions include:
- Stable (non-displaced) foot, ankle and lower leg fractures
- Stress fractures
- Ligament strains and sprains
- Tendon tears
- Soft tissue and trauma
- Plantar heel pain and plantar fasciitis
When should I see a podiatrist for a CAM Walker
You should visit a podiatrist for all non-emergency trauma related injuries of the foot, ankle and lower leg. Podiatrists are better placed than GPs to diagnose and treat your acute injury.
Our Melbourne Podiatrists can refer for diagnostic scans such as x-ray, ultrasound or MRI scans to help diagnose your injury. We can advise you if a CAM Walker is required, which type is best for your injury, and if it is best to hire or purchase. All of our CAM Walkers are kept onsite and we always stock a full size range to suit all feet.
For more information please visit our website page on CAM Walkers.
For acute foot injuries visit Melbourne Podiatrists & Orthotics
So next time you suffer an acute injury of the foot, ankle or lower leg and you are finding it difficult to weight-bear visit one of our Melbourne podiatrists for the professional diagnosis and treatment.