There 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.
Topics: Knee Walker
There 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!!
Being 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…
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.