Non weightbearing is the case where the foot or heel can not touch the ground due to pain or surgery. Sometimes aids such as crutches or aircast boots are provided to help with this but in an immediate setting hopping is used.

The method of non weight-bearing is to protect an injury to the structure that requires it. If things improve partial weight-bearing may occur where there is an increase in pressure going through the foot. Injuries are listed below:

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