When you suffer an ankle injury or a foot injury, the doctor likely will protect the injured area by requiring you to wear a boot or cast. While more immediate concerns might arise, like whether you can walk on it or when you can return to work, one question you should ask your doctor regards driving. When is driving after a foot or ankle injury safe, and when is it dangerous? And are there ways to safely drive while you recover from the injury?
There are two big considerations with driving after a foot or ankle injury: whether you can put any weight on that leg, and if you have boot, whether you are allowed to take it off occasionally.
In this video, I discuss some of the considerations about your injury to help physicians and patients decide when it’s safe to drive.
Remember, always talk to your doctor for specific questions about recovering from your particular injury.