The Most Comfortable Crutch
Crutches have been used throughout world history dating back to ancient Egypt. They continue to be utilized daily to help individuals manage lower extremity pain and dysfunction and recover from injuries. Technology has advanced making crutches more efficient and supportive however comfort continues to be a major issue. Enter the Freedom Leg, the most comfortable crutch alternative that offers hands-free, top-level functionality unloading the leg while getting you where you need to go!
Walking on Crutches
Crutches are one of the most popular assistive devices used in recovery for everything from ankle sprains to ACL reconstructions to total joint replacements and amputations. Timelines of use vary from a few days to multiple months or even years depending on the severity and type of injury. As such, it is imperative that the device you are using provides top-level comfortability, stability, and ease of use. One of the most common complaints received by crutch users is the inability to use their arms functionally while crutching, making simple day-to-day tasks difficult. Everything from managing groceries to carrying a cup of coffee becomes a serious challenge. The Freedom Leg solves this problem by offloading the limb through proximal support bands on the leg leaving the arms free to do whatever tasks are needed.
How Freedom Leg Works
The Freedom Leg minimizes compensation and maximizes functionality through a multi-strap design and aluminum side rails. Three adjustable thigh straps and an adjustable calf strap help to support and stabilize the injured limb while the base secures the leg in a non-weight bearing position. The aluminum side rails seamlessly transfer body weight from the upper leg to the ground and the non-slip rubber base is compatible with a walking boot, cast, or shoe. Placing the knee in slight flexion maintains level hips and body symmetry keeping you safe and aligned while on the go.
Crutches That Don’t Go Under Armpits
Axillary crutches continue to be the most prescribed crutch in American medicine however they are frequently associated with numerous secondary injuries including upper extremity overuse injuries, axillary nerve compression syndrome, and wrist pain. Crutch pads or ergonomic grips may delay secondary injuries but rarely eliminate them all together. Over time, the body ends up in a kyphotic or stooped posture placing undue stress on the neck, shoulders, and upper back. The Freedom Leg negates all of these issues by providing a hands-free crutch option that offloads the injured leg from the ground up, maintains erect posture, returns your upper extremity functionality, and gets you painlessly on your way.
Crutches for Amputees
Whether an amputee decides to get a prosthesis or not, all amputees have to make important decisions regarding mobility aids. For single limb amputees, crutches are often the most efficient and effective means of mobility and a key component to daily functioning. Now consider the value of a crutch that offers a hands-free alternative. The Freedom Leg facilitates improved ease with stair negotiation, walking on uneven terrain, and walking while carrying objects. Many challenges occur following an amputation, but mobility doesn’t have to be one of them.
Best Crutches for Non-Weight Bearing
Post-operatively or following a fracture, weight-bearing restrictions are often ordered to promote structure healing. Whether short-term or long-term, being mobile while non-weight bearing can be extremely difficult. Wheelchairs, knee scooters, and walkers are all commonly used assistive devices, but crutches continue to provide the most comprehensive support for a variety of lower body injuries and conditions. Choosing the best crutches means considering your living environment, your condition, and your functional freedom. Whereas elbow crutches and underarm crutches inevitably eliminate upper extremity use, the Freedom Leg attaches directly to the injured limb offloading the affected joint while promoting arm use, functional mobility, and overall independence. Freedom Leg is the best crutch for long term use of mobility aids.
Promoting Normalized Gait
When it comes to movement and mobility restrictions, finding a device that most closely simulates a normal walking pattern is key to maintaining strength in unaffected body parts and avoiding compensation. The Freedom Leg allows for continued muscle activation in the core, hips, and upper leg muscles while protecting the affected foot, ankle, or knee. Maintaining physical activity and strength training in unaffected regions is important even while recovering from injury. It’s no secret that regular physical activity can promote brain health, reduce the risk of disease and strengthen bones and muscles and shouldn’t be neglected just because you’re injured. Once cleared to resume weight-bearing, regular exercise and use of the Freedom Leg will help facilitate a normalized gait pattern as your neuromuscular system has been primed to complete the propulsive action of walking.
Comfortable Assist for Any Injury
Whether you have a broken ankle, are recovering from knee surgery, or are preparing for a lower body amputation, the Freedom Leg provides the most comfortable crutch alternative that protects the injured body part, keeps you active, and maintains daily independence. Although not exhaustive, if you or someone you love is recovering from any of the following injuries or surgeries, the Freedom Leg may be right for you:
- Sprained ankle
- Post bunionectomy
- Bostrom procedure
- Ankle fracture
- Total ankle arthroplasty
- Achilles repair
- Gastrocnemius tear
- Lower limb amputation
- Tibial plateau fracture
- Meniscal repair
- Femoral condylar fracture
- Total knee arthroplasty
Choosing the right assistive device for you or your loved one comes down to his or her individual condition, balance and stability, cognition and weight-bearing status. Once this status is determined, finding a non weight bearing device that promotes the highest level of functional mobility and independence is paramount to maintaining a high quality of life. The Freedom Leg also makes it easy to shower while non weight bearing.
Ultimate comfort with any mobility aid comes down to a high-quality device that is properly fit, provides ample support, and maximizes shock absorbency. The quest for the most comfortable crutch alternative is over. Get your functional freedom back and get your Freedom Leg today! Are you ready to get moving?
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"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"