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7 Signs that Crutches Aren’t Right for Your Child

Posted by Brooke Williams

 

 

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When your child injures herself and the doctor tells you she needs to remain non-weight bearing while she heals, you might automatically assume she will get around on crutches for the duration of her recovery. However, there are a lot of other options out there and it’s possible that crutches aren’t the right match for your child. Keep an eye out for these signs in order to assess whether or not crutches are the right mobility device for her recovery.

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Topics: crutches, kids on crutches

How to Energize your Foot or Ankle Injury Recovery

Posted by Brooke Williams

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If you injured your foot or ankle, you have to go through the recovery process. You will find that you wear out a lot more easily than you did when you had both feet beneath you. This is because using crutches is much harder and because your body is working hard to heal itself and using energy in other ways than normal. There are a number of things you can do to keep your energy levels high throughout recovery.

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10 Great Resources for Bunion Surgery

Posted by Brooke Williams

 

 

bunion2-resized-600If you have to have bunion surgery, you know you have a lot to deal with already. But there are resources out there that can help you get through the process with as much ease and information as possible. Here are twelve great resources to get you to the other side of your surgery.

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Topics: Foot / Bunion

6 Ways to Stay Fit on Crutches

Posted by Brooke Williams

 

 

apple_a_day-resized-600When you have surgery or injure your foot or ankle, you may worry about being in the non-weight bearing state for an extended period of time. Whether you like to run, swim, or stay active in other ways, you don’t want your situation to keep you from staying as fit as possible. Though you will have to change your regular work out routine, there are still ways to stay fit, even on crutches. Here are a few examples.

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Topics: Tips

Broken Ankle Recovery Time

Posted by Brooke Williams

ankleYou heard the snap. You know what your doctor is going to say. You broke your ankle. And now you have to get it set, get into a cast, and wait around while it heals. But how long will that take? What will recovery be like and when will it be over? The minute you break your ankle and realize you are bound to a non-weight bearing lifestyle, you want your foot back beneath you in its best shape. Here is what to expect in terms of recovery time for a broken ankle as well as a few tips to help you speed it up. Broken ankle recovery time depends on the following things….
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Topics: Ankle, Recovery

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