Monday, May 16, 2022

Perspiration in a CROW

Cheryl Lewis

Does anyone have suggestions for perspiration inside a CROW? I have several patients who are experiencing extreme sweating even in winter weather – I am concerned for when it warms up! I have suggested they change their socks frequently and to take off the front of the boot if they are not walking. For the most severe case I suggested trying clinical strength anti-perspirant on the leg to stop the sweat ( I have some reservations about this but the problem is severe!)

I know eventually the sweating should calm down once the leg gets “acclimated” to the warmth and I know that added holes will prevent the airflow pumping effect when walking – I am wondering if there are any specific design changes people have tried to improve the situation?

Does anyone have a source for long “wicking” socks” or any other suggestions?

As always, the feedback from the members of this list is very much appreciated! I will post responses anonymously.

Cheryl Lewis BSc(HK), CO(c)
Certified Orthotist
Owner, CK Ortho Inc
Ph 519-436-9670


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