Want to have great mobility and the use of your two hands back? Then this is the crutch alternative for you. It straps on your thigh tightly and has a platform to which your injured foot can rest. t has a padded platform for your leg so you kneel in comfort. No longer will you have that upper body soreness from crutches. You control the hands free crutch by swinging your tight forward. You can walk with it to almost everywhere.
Up and down the stairs? No problem. Take them outside, even in the sand at the beaach or in the snow or winter! And because your hands are free, you can now carry your plate, play with kids, and open doors for yourself. No need to walk looking down and pushing your glasses up as it slides, you’d be walking tall and looking forward!
To be a candidate for the Hands Free Crutch, you need to be willing to spend a few hours practicing, so your body gets used to it. You need to be allowed to put weight on your knee, and you must have good balance. If this is you, then you are lucky to qualify to the best way of getting around and staying active while injured.
Find out more about the Hands Free Crutch here.
Alternative to Crutches #2
The Knee Scooter
The Knee Scooter is a great alternative for those who aren’t as physically active or as balanced. Unlike the Hands Free Crutch, you don’t need to take time to learn how to use this device.
Knee Scooters are scooters with an added platform for the injured leg. You can kneel and rest your leg comfortably on the platform, while your good leg strides to move the scooter forward. They are easy to use and gives you a bit of a free hand.
More information on the Knee Scooter here.
Alternative to Crutches # 3
The Seated Scooter
If you’re not allowed to put weight on your hip or knee, then you need the Seated Scooter. Like the Knee Scooter, it doesn’t take time to learn this device.
The Seated Scooter doesn’t have a platform for kneeling, instead it has a seat, and a support for the whole of your injured leg. You can use your other leg to move the scooter forward.
The Knee Scooter and the Seated Scooter usually comes with a basket. There are a lot of brands out there, but they are all different. Make sure to do your research before you buy. You don’t want to get stuck with one that is too small for you or too bulky to go anywhere.
Find out more information on the Seated Scooter here.