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3 Alternatives to Crutches for a Broken Ankle

Posted by Tom Schwab

ALTERNATIVES_TO_CRUTCHES_BROKEN_ANKLESo you broke your ankle. Now what? Hobble around on crutches throughout your recovery? Try to maneuver around the kids all of the time? Attempt to get around at work on them? It’s certainly not ideal. But what can you do? Lucky for you, there are alternatives to crutches for those on a broken ankle. Here are three options for your mobility during the recovery process.

 

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Topics: Ankle

Fears Your Child Has During Recovery

Posted by Brooke Williams

fEAR_YOU_CHILD_HAS_ON_CRUtCHESIf your child has suffered an injury, all you want to do is take away the pain and make it better. Though you can’t exactly do that, there are plenty of things you can do to help him through the recovery process. Of course, you are going to want to follow all of the doctor’s orders and help your child in the physical aspect. But you also need to keep an eye on how he feels mentally and emotionally. Here are a few thoughts your child might have during the recovery process as well as ideas on how you can turn those thoughts around.

 

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Topics: kids on crutches

Can you Drive after Bunion Surgery?

Posted by Tom Schwab

WHEN_CAN_ DRIVE_AFTER BUNION_SURGERY-A bunion is a large bump that forms at the joint of the big toe. It can be very painful and it can cause the toe to misalign. The area can swell, become red, cause pain, and even impair your movement. There are plenty of things you can do to cope with a bunion, but there is no way to repair and completely correct the situation outside of surgery. If you have resorted to surgery, you likely have plenty of questions. One burning question is: can you drive after bunion surgery? You need to get around. You have to go on with your life. You don’t want the surgery to interfere too much. Here are instructions on how and when you can drive after bunion surgery.

 

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6 ways to keep a positive attitude even on crutches

Posted by Brooke Williams

HOW_TO_KEEP_A_POSITVE_ATTITUDE_EVEN_WHENBeing on crutches in the winter is hard. It’s hard to get out. It’s hard to do the things you need and want to do. It’s just hard! But as a mom, you’ve been through hard stages before. And you’ve made it out the other side with a smile on your face. With a little extra effort, you can do the same thing this time around. Here are some ways to keep a positive attitude while you are recovering on crutches.

 

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Topics: Winter

How to Beat the Winter Blues as you Recover after Surgery

Posted by Brooke Williams

BEAT_WINTER_BLUES_REOVER_SURGERYIf you are prone to a case of the winter blues, this year will be even harder since you have to recovery from your foot or ankle surgery and are stranded on one foot with only crutches to help you get around. It will take some focus and effort to ward off the winter blues, but if you follow these steps, you can do it!

 

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Topics: Winter

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