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101 Thing To Do for the Student on Crutches

Posted by Tom Schwab

There is never a good time to be recovering on one foot after an injury or surgery.  You may be focused on everything you are missing or can't do, but here is a list of 101 things you can do even on crutches.  Her's to your fast, full and even fun recovery.

1. Have that cute boy/girl help you carry your books.
2. Take extra naps.
3. Create an Instagram journal of your recovery.
4. Pull out your old toys and re-create scenes from your favorite movies.
5. Cross puddles without getting your feet wet...or at least try.
6. Get a friend or two to help you decorate your cast or crutches.
7. Host a Euchre tournament.
8. Create new one footed dance moves.
9. Make up a ton of different stories about how you injured yourself.
10. Show off your fashion and style using your cast or boot.
11. Go to Google Earth and look up places you know and places you’ve never heard of.
12. Try out a new restaurant.
13. Make a comic strip.
14. Attach a camera to your crutches or on your head to film things from your perspective.
15. List 20 things you like about friends/family and then give the list to them.

16. Find some fun brain teasers to try.school on crutches there is an option a knee walker
17. Write in your journal (or start one).
18. Spend all day speaking with a funny accent.
19. Have a paper airplane contest with your friends.
20. Get a modern crutch alternative and say Goodbye to your crutches.
21. Post videos on YouTube.
22. Have a conversation with yourself.
23. Friend us on Facebook.
24. Make a house of cards.
25. Get ahead on your homework.
26. Check out Pilates exercises that can be done while NWB.
27. Have a cast signing party.
28. If you’re a college student, find out if your injury qualifies you for a temporary handicap sticker.
29. Make an indoor fort with your friends.
30. Don’t push yourself too hard, rest is the best way to recover.
31. Use this as a good excuse to get out of gym class.
32. Rip music off your CDs (or do it for your parents).
33. Catch up on your favorite TV series.
34. Learn a new word and then use it as much as possible.
35. Make your own popsicles.
36. Mismatch all your roommate’s socks.
37. Join an online community for other students on crutches.
38. Those chair workouts on TV can actually be really good when NWB.
39. Stay up as late as you want and sleep in as long as you want.
40. Find a paint-your-own pottery place.
41. Take pictures of other broken things you see.
42. Use the store’s shopping cart wheelchair (just be careful not to get kicked out!)
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Topics: Tips, Active & Young, kids on crutches, Recovery

Tips for Going Home After Your Foot or Ankle Surgery

Posted by Brooke Williams

going home after foot ankle surgery Your doctor has given you specific instructions for what you need to do before your foot or ankle surgery. You know not to eat after midnight the day before the surgery and you know what time you need to be at the surgical center. You will also get instructions on what you need to do once you get home. However, depending on when you get those instructions, you might be a little fuzzy on details…either because of medications or worry over the surgery. As you prepare for the big day, here are some things to think about when you go over what you will need when you get home after your foot or ankle surgery.

 

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Topics: Ankle, Tips, Foot / Bunion, Recovery

The Community: Your place to connect for a better recovery on one foot

Posted by Tom Schwab

The_Community_logo-1So you injured yourself…or you had surgery. And now you have to go through the recovery process. And sure, your doctor gives you all of the information you need in order to make your way through the recovery process, but you still feel alone. And you have plenty of time on your hands. It would be nice if there was somewhere you could go to commiserate with others going through similar things. It would be great to have someone who had been through it who could give you advice on some of the things your doctors don’t address.

Thanks to technology, now…there is such a place…there are such people. Allow us to introduce…The Community powered by Goodbye Crutches! The community is a free, safe place where you can ask questions, connect with others, and enjoy reading advice from others who have been there.

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Topics: Tips, Preparing, FAQ, Recovery

Your Aching Feet Have a Message for You

Posted by Brooke Williams

tips for helping your aching feetIf your feet were to send you an email or text message, what would it say? Would they thank you for taking such good care of them? Would they be thrilled with the new shoes you bought? Most people do not take adequate care of their feet and if you don’t, it can lead to a whole host of problems. Here are some of the messages your feet may be trying to send to you…though they don’t have access to email or text messaging.

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Topics: Tips, Foot / Bunion

Tips for Dealing with Heel Pain

Posted by Brooke Williams

tips for dealing with heel painWhen your heels hurt, your feet hurt and when your feet hurt, you whole body seems to ache. You may not realize just how important healthy feet are until you have an issue. But if you have to stand for long periods of time and your heels are giving you problems, you will want to deal with them and fast. IF you don’t, you could cause a worse injury and end up off one foot for a number of weeks. To prevent worse issues, follow these tips and deal with your heel pain fast.

 

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Topics: Tips

 

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