Best Crutches for Non-Weight Bearing
If you have had an injury and/or have a surgery coming up, finding the best crutches for non weight bearing injuries is essential. Not only do you need something sturdy and supportive, but you also need crutches that are comfortable and easy to use.
When looking at the different types of crutches, consider whether you will need them short term or long term. Many foot and leg injuries can take several weeks to heal, regardless of whether you have surgery. For non weight bearing injuries, here are some common questions and considerations when looking at your options in crutches.
How Do You Deal With Non Weight Bearing Injuries?
A non weight bearing injury offers a special challenge. While the injury is healing, you have to keep weight off the injured leg or foot. This is hard for anyone who is used to staying physically active and being able to do normal activities!
Recovery After Non Weight Bearing Injuries
If you think you will use a traditional underarm crutch, first consider the implications:
- The upper body strength that you will need to carry yourself around for several weeks
- The inability to use your hands while keeping weight off the injured foot or leg
- Whether the crutches are strong enough to adequately support your body weight
- If the hand grips are comfortable and supportive for use with long term injuries
While a traditional crutch offers a way to continue walking while non weight bearing, recovery is much easier if you use a hands-free crutch!
Non Weight Bearing Devices
There are several options for non weight bearing mobility aids. Knee scooters, wheelchairs, auxiliary crutches, aluminum crutches, and folding crutches are just a few! One of the problems with traditional crutches is that they require the constant use of the upper body. Knee scooters, wheelchairs, and other hands-free aids may be better. But they tend to be large and bulky.
Tips for Non Weight Bearing
The healing time after foot, leg, or knee injuries varies. Most of the time, you will have to be non weight bearing for at least a couple of weeks. Everything from dressing and showering to preparing food and walking is more difficult.
Here are some tips to make this transition easier and more comfortable:
- Find the best walking aid for your situation. The Freedom leg is comfortable and easy to use. It also enables you to be hands-free.
- If getting up from a seated position is difficult, use a higher seat with armrests. You can also get a raised toilet seat to make getting up and down easier.
- Manage swelling and pain by keeping your injured leg or foot elevated as much as possible. Even though you aren’t putting weight on it, the pressure of being upright all the time can increase swelling.
- Take safety precautions: make sure you aren’t walking on a slippery floor, have someone else around as often as possible, and practice walking with your mobility aid to get comfortable in it.
- For extra safety and comfort, use a mobility aid with shock absorbers.
Taking the time to prepare and do your research ahead of time will give you a great chance of experiencing a more comfortable, easy recovery time!
How to Walk with Crutches While Non Weight Bearing
As we have mentioned, finding the best crutches for non-weight-bearing injuries is important. The Freedom Leg is walking boot compatible.
You will need to be comfortable with them so that you are able to walk safely. You will need to be able to transport them easily, whether in the car or just around the house. You will need to make sure they fit you properly and that you know how to use them.
On top of all that, you will need crutches that enable you to go about your daily activities with little interruption. The Freedom Leg Brace is the way to do all of these things while non weight bearing! It is completely hands-free, so you can go up and down stairs, carry a cup of coffee, walk your dog, and use your hands for anything else you need to!
Unlike traditional crutches, the Freedom Leg doesn’t require any extra upper body strength. This means you can avoid a sore back and shoulders, as well as painful hands and wrists. The Freedom Leg comes in multiple sizes, is made from durable materials, has a money back guarantee, is easy to use, and is reimbursed by most insurance companies.
Many people have stairs in their homes or at work. If you don’t have the option of taking an elevator, stairs can be very hard or impossible to use while on crutches. The Freedom Leg solves this problem! With a little practice, you will be able to go up and down stairs freely, even while healing from an injury.
The Freedom Leg Brace is strapped onto your leg, so you are able to walk on it without any use of your upper body. It transfers the weight from your lower leg to the back of the thigh. This makes it easy and natural to walk without putting any pressure on your injury or strain on your upper body. The Freedom Leg also makes it easy to shower while non weight bearing.
Crutches That Don't Go Under Armpit
Traditional, underarm crutches are tedious, bulky, and uncomfortable. They make normal activities difficult or impossible. When you get your Freedom Leg Brace, familiarize yourself with it and learn how to use it properly. This will make your recovery time so much easier and more comfortable! Are you ready to experience freedom while healing with the Freedom Leg?
"Family Physician, had to have both of his feed repaired and found Freedom Leg very helpful, allowing him freedom to continue particing medicine and even running his snow blower"
"Broke his ankle and had to have surgery. The surgeons put screws in his ankle and told him not to put weight on it for 90 days. He was prescibed crutches. Fortunately he discoved Freedom Leg while looking for alternatives on the internet and was able to walk again without difficulty"