Cardinal Linebacker Quentin Groves in Walker Boot
Bad news for Cardinal fans as Quentin Groves recovers from an injury, which may keep him out for the last two games of the season. The ESPN.com/Tom Lemming Top 100 alumni suffered a foot injury during Week 15 of the 2012 season. Additionally, he is dealing with the painful foot ailment of plantar fasciitis. In most articles regarding his injury, it is cited that Mr. Groves is wearing what is called a walking boot and serves as treatment for plantar fasciitis. A walker boot is designed to provide support for a number of lower leg ailments including sprains, soft-tissue injuries, and minor fractures. Air walker boots, also called rocker boots for the motion they provide, are also effective for post-operative use on the lower leg. Quentin Groves is receiving dual care from his walker boot. Aside from stabilizing and helping to heal the injury to his right foot, it is also helping to correct the plantar fasciitis by doing most of the work for the limb. Plantar fasciitis is extremely painful and can cause major issues when bearing weight during walking, especially on an already injured foot. Walker boots provide assistance for a good, normal gait. These medical boots are usually designed with a comfortable lining that can also include air padding. The structure of walker boots is supplied by a durable, yet lightweight plastic molding that provides stability and support. Walker boots are easy to move in and essentially do the work for the limb. When battling a foot injury, a walker boot can provide adequate support so the body does not overcompensate trying to avoid the pain caused by the injury. It also aids in faster healing because it relieves the stress off of the injury. If an injury to the lower limb also effects the integrity of the skin, most walker boots are styled to accommodate feet that require dressings. Mountainside Medical Equipment carries a large variety of Walker Boots. Take advantage of our low prices and great shipping options by placing an order online, through our website. Orders can also be placed by calling 1-888-687-4334 and speaking with one of our friendly Medical Supply Specialists.