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footwear problem for police officer

Discussion in 'General Issues and Discussion Forum' started by poppet, Jun 15, 2012.

  1. poppet

    poppet Active Member

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    so, pt came in with trauma to toe nails having had a bit of trouble at work (police officer). the trauma can be dealth with but prevention is always better than sure in my opinion. further discussion revealed that she is usually at the desk but on occasion goes out on duty where there is a risk to injury. as she is not involved in things like riot policing (PSU = public support unit), there is a policy that prevents steel toe caps (just in case the police accidently kick the offender) from being used. so anyone got any ideas on what else could be used to help prevent her getting further trauma to the nails/feet?

  2. Boots n all

    Boots n all Well-Known Member

    The right sized shoe would be a good start and securely laced up.

    Toe clearance should be about 15mm so the toes will be well clear of the end

    If your sure its external things like dropping things on the foot, then look at hard toe boots, plastic external toe caps, as used by baggage handlers at the airports
  3. davidh

    davidh Podiatry Arena Veteran

    Agree with David.

    Something else worth considering is that some uk forces will allow their officers to purchase their own boots. There are several manufacturers who make a decent duty boot.
  4. poppet

    poppet Active Member

    thanks for the replies...sorry, i obviously didnt make it quite clear enough...it was external forces...in this case an offender slamming a door on her foot!

    any suggestions on manufacturers of duty boots or is it best to just google it?

  5. davidh

    davidh Podiatry Arena Veteran

    If that particular force allows officers to purchase their own boots the best source of info by far is other officers. Tell her to ask around.

    Hope this helps.
  6. Boots n all

    Boots n all Well-Known Member

    Best advise...Tell your client not to leave their foot in the door way next time;)

    The brand advise will need to come from a local as l dont know what is available, talk to baggage handling department at your local airport, they might be able to help?
  7. N.Knight

    N.Knight Active Member


    I have 3 police and prison officers, all with Plantar fasciitis/osis which I believe was caused by their boots. I know this is not nail problem. However when speaking to them, they seem to have the option of a better quality boot, however they were all trying to be cost conscious, they also had a boot budget, so if they brought their own they could claim back a certain amount. So may be worth speaking them about what their force can offer.


  8. stevewells

    stevewells Active Member

    Check these out

  9. RobinP

    RobinP Well-Known Member

    Hi Poppet,

    It would depend greatly on what the definition was regarding the footwear but if it actually stipulates no STEEL toe caps then your patient might get away with composite toe caps such as these COFRA ones.

    The composite is every bit as protective as the steel for the kind of incidents you refer to but is not actually steel. might be a possibility?


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