Do I Have to Sleep in My CAM Walker?

You've broken a bone or have just come from surgery and now you're in a CAM walker. Usually the next question we hear is do I have to wear the boot while I'm sleeping. Your doctor will go over your treatment plan with you at your visit but you may be overwhelmed and have questions once you get home and reality sets in.

While each case is different, in most cases you do NOT have to wear a CAM walker while your sleeping. Usually, you can take the boot off once you get in bed for the night. You DO have to put the boot back on before you put your feet down in the morning. You need to keep the boot close to you on the floor or on your nightstand so you can reach it easily. You SHOULD keep the boot on while you're laying around the house to prevent bumping the injury and to help the foot heal properly.

Listening to your doctor and following the treatment plan will help to get you better and out of the boot faster!

Robert Kosofsky, D.P.M.
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Dr. Robert Kosofsky has over 25 years of experience treating patients in our Hillsborough & Piscataway offices