Some of the common problems faced by people who use crutches are listed below:
It causes irritation in the underarm area
The pressure of the crutch saddle causes bruises in the ribs and soreness in the armpits
Extended use of the crutches causes crutch palsy
Causes wrist and hand injury not to mention the tremendous amount of pressure on your forearms
Exerting excessive weight on the crutch saddle can cause arterial damage in the underarms.
Check out some of the advantages of Knee Walkers over crutches or walkers :
Provides a painless alternative to crutches or a walker.
Turning front wheels (Except Drive Knee Walker) for easy steering and maneuvering.
Eliminates tripping or falling associated with crutches.
Less fatigue due to conserved energy
Prevents atrophy by strengthening proximal muscles in affected leg.
Provides stability for those with compromised balance.
Improves circulation in affected leg.
Partially alleviates affected leg for less pain and swelling.
Can be used as a bench or foot stool during rest.
Folds in seconds for transport or storage (no need to disassemble).
Knee Walkers have been used as an alternative to crutches or walkers for many years.
A Knee Walker is a comfortable, highly portable and maneuverable mode of transportation that provides great stability and energy efficiency over a small footprint.
The Knee Walker greatly improves the quality of life by giving the patient more mobility, stability and comfort with less effort allowing the patient to get up and around and back to a near normal life-style.
Not only does a Knee Walker take less energy to propel on hard, level ground as compared with a walker or crutches, it also improves balance due to its broad base of support.
Considering these benefits, it may seem surprising to hear that Knee Walkers also strengthen muscles instead of allowing atrophy, that is, wasting away of muscles and bone mass.
Atrophy is one of the negative consequences of using crutches, walkers, and wheelchairs. By exercising most or all of the muscles around the knee, hip, and trunk during regular use; recipients benefit from strengthening of those muscles in both the injured and uninjured legs.
You can take the knee walker on cruise ships for your vacations, carry it on an airplane as it is very portable and can be checked in at the entrance of the airplane.
It is better to purchase a knee walker if there is a second surgery coming up or you are certain that you will need it for an extended period of time. Reduce the burden and stress on yourself and increase your comfort along with security and capability to undertake daily tasks.
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