The Goodbye Crutches Blog

How to fit crutches to your body

Posted by Tom Schwab

Adjusting crutches When you injure yourself, you might hobble around on crutches in order to avoid putting weight on your injury.  Crutches can be very hard to use and they can also be very painful.  The situation only gets worse if the crutches are not properly fit to your body.  Here are a few tips to help you make sure your crutches fit your body correctly so you can use them as efficiently as possible.

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Topics: crutches, FAQ, Recovery

4 Ways to Get Ready for Crutches after Surgery

Posted by Tom Schwab

Preparing for crutchesIf you know you are going to have surgery on your foot or ankle, there are a lot of things you can do to prepare.  One thing you may not think of right off the bat is preparing for your crutches.  Surgery is strenuous on your body and in order to have an easier time when you have to stay off one foot, there are a few things you can do to practice for your time on crutches.

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Topics: crutches, Tips, Preparing

4 Most Dangerous Places to Use Crutches

Posted by Tom Schwab

Dangerous places on crutchesWhen you injure yourself, you might picture standing on one foot with crutches holding you up. You’ve seen other people using them, how hard can it be?  The truth is that you might get used to crutches, but it is possible they will cause you extra pain in areas other than where you are injured.  Even if you get really good at crutching around, there are going to be certain places that will always be dangerous.  Here are just a few.

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Topics: crutches, Tips, Winter, Recovery

 

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