While recalling the challenging months on crutches earlier in life, a recent knee/meniscus injury led me to discover the Freedom Leg, and it was worth every penny. My house was a mess, and two days into wearing my Freedom Leg, I was able to cook, clean, and move around the house and yard very easily. In my time on crutches, I needed to wear a backpack everywhere I went with my hands occupied on the crutches. It took some minor adjustment for the first couple of days, and has been easy since getting it right.
The Freedom Leg provides stabilization and protection for my torn meniscus while I await surgery, and I experience much less pain than I did on crutches. This helps me sleep better when I take the brace off in the night.
I am also not a fan of sitting all day long and like to exercise daily. I can stand at my desk for part of the day with Freedom Leg, and even do upper body workouts in a standing position.
I get way more opportunities to decline people's kind offering for assistance with the Freedom Leg, and can say with confidence "Thanks, but I got this"
-Richard Antczak, Dallas Texas
I have a tibial plateau fracture, a fibula head fracture and a torn meniscus in my right leg and have to be non weight bearing for 6 weeks. I have had great difficulty using crutches. I talked to Roger from Freedom Leg and he was extremely helpful and answered all my questions. Absolutely excellent customer service. Unfortunately for me, the day after I received the Freedom Leg 3.0 and before I could use it, my doctor told me I need to wear a full leg t-scope brace for the next couple of months and therefore would not be able to use the Freedom Leg 3.0. Freedom Leg 3.0 would have otherwise been perfect for me to be able to walk without crutches with my type of injuries.
At the age of 45 I had the unfortunate luck to have fractured my tibia and ruptured a bicep Skiing. Needless to say, getting around on crutches with one arm disabled is no easy task. Due to my injury to the tibia I could not use a knee scooter or knee crutch so I decided on the Freedom Leg 3.0 (FL3.0). There was a small learning curve, but within an hour I was able to hobble around my house crutch free and hands free (which is a wonderful feeling after being on crutches for the last 3 weeks). I have another 4+ weeks of non weight-bearing so the FL3.0 has been a godsend. One tip; since I had work done on my tibia, the lower pads tend to cause pain to my shin at the pressure points, I bought a set of shin-guards which greatly help with the pain.
These are the shin-guards I used since they had Velcro for ease of use https://www.amazon.com/THEFITGUY-Weightlifting-Shin-Guards-EasyWear/dp/B07PRDB1QY/
Freedom brace has given me my freedom I have ms and chronic pain in my left leg so need two crutches which I can’t get far on 3 kids and a dog before getting the freedom leg brace I was very limited in what I could do or where I could go and was stuck in the house a lot now I can be a mum I can take them to school , push a pram and go back to
Work it really has been a lifeline ( just wish there could be shop in the uk 🇬🇧)
I found the brace easy to adjust and use. It can be a little uncomfortable after wearing it for a full day but much better then crutches.