The Goodbye Crutches Blog

5 Questions about a Knee Walker Central to your Recovery

Posted by Tom Schwab

5 Questions about a Knee Walker Central to your RecoveryThere is never a good time to be recovering on one foot after a surgery or injury.  You've quickly found that crutches don't fit your needs.  They are often more painful and limiting that the initial surgery.  With them you loose the use of both your hands as you try to balance on one foot.

Someone might have mentioned a knee scooter (also known as a knee walker or roll-about) as a modern option to crutches.  They've provided relief for millions of people, just ensure you ask the right questions to make sure you get relief, not more struggles.

This is a medical device that you will rely upon for your safe recovery.  Make sure the device is not a disposable toy but a device registered with the FDA as required by law and your insurance company.

Read More

Topics: Knee Walker

How to Take Out the Garbage On Crutches

Posted by Brooke Williams

How to Take Out the Garbage On CrutchesThere are many tasks that you will find hard to do if you are in the non-weight bearing mode and stuck on crutches. Some things you will think about before you have your foot or ankle surgery, such as showering, and you will be able to prepare in order to make it as easy as possible. Other things, however, will not even cross your mind until you have to do it. Taking out the garbage, for instance. It happens every week and yet it’s not exactly the most important thing going on in your life. And yet it must be done. Use these tips to learn how to take the garbage out on crutches! Keep in mind that many of these tips were meant to be funny so you may not actually want to try them!!

 

Read More

Topics: FAQ, Recovery

4 Reasons People Hate Crutches

Posted by Brooke Williams

4 Reasons People Hate CrutchesBeing in the non-weight bearing category of the popular is never going to be an easy thing. If you had an accident or had to have foot or ankle surgery, you might assume that you will be on crutches in order to get around and do the things you need to do. However, you might be surprised to learn that many people who have been in your position and have used crutches actually hate them…with a passion. Here are some of the reasons…

 

Reason 1: They Slow You Down

Crutches can get you from place to place, but they can also slow you down greatly. You will no longer be able to simply walk where you need to walk at the same pace as always. First, you have to try to get up and get situated and then you have to get a rhythm going. It’s a struggle! You may start to hate your crutches when you realize just how much they slow you down.

 

Read More

Topics: Recovery

Foot Surgery Preparations: The Food

Posted by Tom Schwab

Foot Surgery Preparations: The FoodIf you are about to have surgery on your foot or ankle, you have a lot of things you need to get done before you in to have the surgery.  While you have two working feet, it is a good idea to think ahead and prepare as many things as possible.  Once your surgery is complete, you will need to give your body all of the proper nutrients so it can heal itself.  In order to make that happen, it is a good idea to work ahead and prepare meals so that you can easily eat in a healthful manner once you get home.  There are a number of ways you can do that including freezing meals, buying healthy finger foods, and having neighbors bring meals to you.  Here are a few tips on what you can do in advance

Read More

Topics: Tips, Foot / Bunion, Preparing, Recovery

Foot Surgery Preparations - The House

Posted by Tom Schwab

Foot Surgery Preparations - The HouseWhen your foot surgery is looming, you are likely trying to get a lot of things done in advance so that you can simply relax once you get home and start the recovery process.  If you have your meals ready to do, you will then want to take a look at the safety of your house.  Here are a few things you can do to get your house ready for your recovery process.
Read More

 

Follow Us

Subscribe to Email Updates