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7 Great Gift Ideas for Someone on Crutches

Posted by Tom Schwab

Great Gift Ideas for Someone on CrutchesWhen someone you know and love ends up on crutches, all you want to do is make that person feel better.  Buying a gift can help them feel like you are thinking of them and remind them that you are there to help if they need it.  In order to find the right type of gift, take a look at these ideas and see if anything stands out.

 

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4 Tips to care for someone on crutches

Posted by Tom Schwab

Tips to care for someone on crutches Being on crutches is not only a physical challenge; it is also an emotional ordeal.  Not only is the injured person dealing with the pain of her injury, but she is also going through an emotional period of time during which she will need plenty of support.  If she injured herself in a silly way, she might feel regret or even guilt over the event that landed her on crutches.  If she had surgery, she will likely feel worry and anxiety over her recovery and all of the things she cannot do while she is keeping her weight off her injured leg.  When someone you know and love is injured, there are likely a lot of people around them who will jump in and offer help.  Not everyone will think about the emotional side of the injury, however.  Here are some things you can do to care for someone on crutches on an emotional level.

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Topics: crutches, Recovery

What makes someone on crutches really feel better

Posted by Tom Schwab

What makes someone on crutches really feel betterWhen someone you know and love is on crutches, all you want to do is take away their pain.  Most likely, you are unable to do that, but there are plenty of things you CAN do to help them feel at least a little bit better.  Here are a few ideas for ways you can help your friend or family member truly feel better about his or her situation.
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Topics: Gifts, Recovery

5 Summer Sports you can play on Crutches

Posted by Tom Schwab

5 Summer Sports you can play on CrutchesAs the weather begins to get nicer, you likely start to dream about all of the outdoor activities you will enjoy this summer.  Some of those activities will likely include various sports.  Whether you are really good at any of those sports or you just enjoy being out and playing them does not matter.  When you are stuck on crutches, you probably don’t think you will be able to play any of them this year.  But that is where you are wrong.  Here are a few summer sports you can play…even on crutches.

 

Golf

Who needs a dozen or more clubs when you have a crutch to use to hit your ball?  The best part about being on crutches is that you can turn them upside down and use the big end to hit the ball, guaranteeing that you will hit it EVERY time.  Plus, golf is a sport in which you are supposed to take your time.  Since you are on crutches, your slowness will fit right in with everyone else.

 

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Topics: Summer

Ankle Injury Recovery: The Basics

Posted by Tom Schwab

Ankle Injury Recovery: The BasicsWhen your doctor gives you instructions about how to recover from your injury, you will hear things about getting extra rest, doing your physical therapy, taking your medication and other necessary items.  However, your doctor may not go over some of the most basic parts of your life.  When you are recovering, the little things might become harder than anything else.  Here are some tips to help you get through the basics of your recovery.

 

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