I’m over 50 yrs old and live along, when I had an accident and ended up with an impactual fracture of my tibia. Doctor said I had to use crutches and no weight bearing on my leg.
I searched the internet and found the freedom leg. It was a little more than I wanted to spend on a substitute for my crutches, but I purchased it and hoped for the best. It took me a couple days to figure out how to use it properly, but now it allows me to clean my house, walk my dog and everything the crutches stopped me from. I’m very thankful I bought it, if only to give me relief to my arm pits and my good leg. If you’ve used crutches for awhile, then you know what I mean. The only complaint I could even think of is that it’s not something you can wear all day because of the weight it adds to your leg. It will fatigue your leg some, after using it too long. Hip alignment is extremely important and I’m getting better with it every day. If you’re contemplating buying one, then I’d definitely tell you that it’s worth it.
It’s named appropriately, because I live on the 2nd floor with no elevator. I was so depressed after the surgery because it was impossible coming up the stairs. I can go up and down now, with one crutch. I’m not able to walk with the leg without crutches or a walker but it’s been a blessing and has made some seemingly impossible tasks possible.
It works fine on either leg but I think it was initially designed for the right leg because it doesn’t have enough cushioning on the inside of the thigh for the left leg as it does for the right leg. Overall I’m still grateful to have found this!
Freedom leg is exactly that a great solution for being able to move freely and be independent for most activities. Personally living in an RV through my ankle surgery was extremely taxing and dangerous having to go up and down stairs multiple times a day.
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I have had a freedom leg for about 3 years now due to Charcot in my ankle. It requires frequent non weight bearing which would normally mean sitting on a chair, wheel chair or crutches. Freedom leg allows me to stay fairly active and I have used mine to the point of wearing parts down that usually don't get worn down. Just an email or call to Forward Mobility gets a fast response and the I am able to order what I need and I receive them very fast. This company and product are second to none. I would recommend it to anyone thinking about buying one. I was in the hospital awhile ago and the physical therapy dept. took pictures of it and were amazed. I can't believe something that helps this much is not more widely known about or used in the medical field. I tell everyone about it and how great it is.