If you have an ulcer on the sole of your foot or a Charcot foot it is important to reduce the pressure. You may be offered one of a variety of sandals or boots to reduce the pressure on the affected foot. These off-loading devices include;
• Plaster Casts
• Off-the-shelf removable/non-removable walker
• Bespoke removable walker
• Temporary therapeutic walker
Total contact cast are non-removable and are made from polyester. They are the gold standard treatment for off-loading problem feet. Before you are offered a cast the podiatrist will advise you on the risks associated with the cast and how it will affect your mobility. If you are offered a total contact cast you will need to attend the weekly casting clinic for review.