The Best Alternative to Crutches
Anyone who has ever used conventional crutches for any length of time knows that they are bulky and hard to use, and make normal life awkward and uncomfortable (and in some cases impossible). It’s no wonder more and more people are looking for an alternative to crutches!
The Freedom Leg Brace is an innovative, hands-free mobility aid that enables the user to go about their daily life while non-weight bearing.
Alternative to Crutches for Broken Ankle
Broken ankles are one of the most common types of foot injury. Finding an alternative to crutches is especially important for physically active people.
With the Freedom Leg, you are able to stay physically active even while healing from a broken ankle. The brace moves the weight of your body to the non-injured leg, while keeping you hands-free, you can still walk, work, go up and down stairs, and even drive.
Alternative to Crutches for Knee Injury
Another common injury for active or elderly people is a knee injury. Whether you are healing from a knee fracture, knee dislocation, knee ligament injury, meniscus tear, or knee tendon tear - all common types of knee injuries - the Freedom Leg is the best alternative to crutches available.
You could use a knee scooter to rest your leg while it heals, but it is not hands-free, making it hard to go about normal life. The Freedom Leg makes knee injury recoveries easier.
Alternative to Crutches for Broken Foot
A broken foot can take some time to heal, and if it is more than a minor fracture, will require surgery to heal.
Whether you need surgery for a broken foot or not, the recovery afterwards will mean that you will need a mobility device to keep weight off the foot. Rather than using traditional crutches, which are cumbersome and require a bit of upper-body strength to carry around, consider the Freedom Leg.
If you have stairs in your home or at the office, the Freedom Leg will make it possible to go up and down them while healing - and keep your upper body pain free.
Most types of lower body injuries - whether an injured leg, injured ankle, or injured foot - necessitate keeping weight off that leg or foot until it heals.
This can be rather difficult, considering some of the downsides to traditional crutches:
- Bulky and awkward to use
- Hard to get in and out of a car with
- Impossible to go up and down stairs with
- Can cause bruising, rubbing, and soreness in the armpits and on the hands
The Freedom Leg Brace eliminates all of these unpleasant factors. Instead, it is the most comfortable crutch and easy to use:
- Transfers the weight to the back of the thigh, making it easy to walk while non-weight bearing
- Can be used for everyday activities, including riding in (and even driving) a car
- Can be used while walking up and down stairs
- Most Comfortable (with different sizes and adjustments for a perfect fit) while being completely hands-free
- Are compatible with a walking boot
What to Use Instead of Crutches
As we’ve seen, foot and leg injuries often require keeping weight off that side until it heals. And we’ve gone over some of the problems with traditional crutches, and why you might want an alternative.
There are several alternatives available, including knee walkers and other hands-free aids. So what makes the Freedom Leg special?
Most armless crutches have some serious drawbacks:
- Fatigue, pressure, strain on the knee and hip
- Extra strain on the uninjured leg
- Stiffness and poor circulation to the foot
- Not very springy - can be jarring while walking
- Cannot be worn while driving or riding in a car
- Not able to be used with full leg amputees
None of these concerns apply to the Freedom Leg, making it the best alternative to crutches on the market!
Why are hands-free crutches important?
If you work a job, are active in sports, like to cook at home, need to go up or down stairs, or just want the freedom to use your hands while standing on your feet - then hands-free is the way to go!
If you want that freedom too, check out the Freedom Leg today! What would you like to be able to do while non-weight bearing?
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"Family Physician, had to have both of his feet 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"