If you’ve recently gotten injured and will have to start using crutches
at school, you probably have some concerns. But don’t worry. Life on crutches will take a bit of getting used to, sure, but most schools are ready to handle these situations and students tend to be supportive.
Using crutches incorrectly can be a painful experience. Either you fall on your face or, if you have them adjusted wrong, you injure everything from your hands and arms to your back and neck. Here are some of the most common crutch mistakes we recommend avoiding. Read More
Elbow crutches are more commonly known as forearm crutches
. They are often given to younger children, but they are beneficial to adults as well. Forearm crutches encourage better posture and develop upper body strength in their users. They allow you to try out different gaits for different situations. People who will need to be on crutches long term are sometimes encouraged to try forearm crutches for these reasons.
Got plain-jane crutches? Sick and tired of your drab, boring, underarm crutches? With just a little creativity, you can dress those crutches up into something fantastically unique and perfectly “you”. Here are five ideas to get you started. Read More
Stay off that ankle! For eight weeks?! How are you going to survive without going crazy? For many of us assigned to crutches or a wheelchair for any period of recovery time, the restrictions can seem impossible to live with, and after a few days, terminal boredom sets in. There are only so many times we can reread War and Peace, after all. Well, we’re here to help! Read More
So you’re injured, or you’re recovering from surgery, or for whatever reason you’re supposed to stay off your ankle for a few weeks, and you’ve acquired a pair of crutches to use for that time. But they’re more of a hassle than you ever thought they’d be, aren’t they? Whether chafing under your arms or keeping both hands occupied whenever you stand up, there’s no denying that big, clunky crutches seem to cause more problems than they solve. Read More