What is the ProCare Post-Op Shoe?
A post surgical shoe also known as a Post-Op Shoe is a medical shoe used to protect the foot and toes after surgery or injury. It is a rigid sole shoe, or hard sole shoe that is sometimes built with a rocker style base. And looks like on oversized shoe with a flat, hard sole. The ProCare Squared Toe Post-Op Shoe comes with fabric sides, and adjustable Velcro straps.
What is a Post-Surgical Shoe used for?
The ProCare Squared Toe Post-Op Shoe works to help keep your foot in the proper location. Allowing for ease of walking and pressure reduction following injury or surgery. Often used in assisting post-operative treatment of Hallux Valgus, bunions, other toe deformities.
Post-Surgical Shoes are often a part of various types of post surgical protocols prescribed by foot and ankle surgeons. Prescribed where maximum immobilisation and protection of the forefoot is required. A Post-Op shoe is fantastic in assisting the enhanced recovery of toe and foot injuries.
When should the ProCare Squared Toe Post-Op Shoe be worn?
The majority of our customers purchase this rehabilitation aid for the short term management of a broken toe. These shoes are specifically designed to provide, protection, and support for day-to-day activities. Typically following toe and foot injuries or surgeries. Most commonly this is for the treatment of broken toes and post surgical management of bunion correction.
How do you walk when wearing a Post-Surgical Shoe?
People often feel that they need to walk flat footed. However if they are allowed to weight-bear on their foot, then we suggest the try to roll from heel to toe. This usually feels more comfortable for them and is a more normal gait pattern. And therefore walking this way is less likely to cause new pains from compensatory movement patterns in the knees and hips. The straps should be tightened until firm, but make sure they are comfortable, and not to tight. However tight enough to make sure that your foot doesn’t slip around in the shoe. It is okay to wear a sock or stocking when wearing the ProCare Squared Toe Post-Op Shoe.
What is the point of a Post-Op Shoe?
The shoe is designed to help change how your foot carries weight. This design can help decrease pain enabling more comfortable movement after an injury, or surgery. Ultimately allowing continued function and movement whilst providing the appropriate support and protection so you can heal.
Features & Benefits of the ProCare Squared Toe Post-Op Shoe:
The square-toe design provides additional room for toes that acts as a bumper to provide additional protection and allows dressing to be kept clean and toes dry.
Keeps the foot in the proper location and allows for ease of movement and pressure reduction.
Quality construction provides support and control meaning minimal movement of the foot while moving around.
Has a skid resistant sole provides traction, for safety moving around inside and out.
Fits for both left or right foot
Post-Op Shoe Size Chart
|Men’s Shoe Size (AUS)
|Women’s Shoe Size (AUS)
The use of a post Surgical shoe for extended periods of time can cause compensatory aches in pains. Causing pain in neighboring joints, as well as pain in the other supporting leg. If you have been prescribed to wear a Procare Post-Op shoe for an extended period. And for clarity I would define that greater than 10 days qualifies as an extended period, we would suggest purchasing the EvenUp shoe leveler to go with it. The EvenUp is worn on the opposite side to the Post-Surgical shoe. This will enable easier, as well as more comfortable movement and reduce the likelihood of any other associated aches and pains. Pains that commonly come about as a result of persistent “limping” movement patterns.