I have suffered from partial paralysis in my left leg from an ATV rollover for 6 years, and have had to limp in order to still walk, as my doctor completely neglected any inquiries about walking aids 'due to my young age'. I recently reinjured the weak side, and had to start using a cane, as the paralysis is now worse than it previously was. Though using a cane was much less painful and further-damaging than limping for 6 years had been, it was impossible to do my job (food delivery) with the cane, especially when most restaurants do not have button-activated handicapped doors, and customers and employees alike simply watched me struggling to keep everything in my hands and open the door for myself while using a cane. I had been refraining from making the purchase of Freedom Leg due to its cost, but finally my mother was willing to help me and thankfully helped me afford the purchase. This has truly changed my life in just over a week of use. It'll take me a while to train my leg to naturally hold more of my weight, as my stronger side has been holding much of my weight for 6 years, but I have already noticed a major decline in the pain on my other side, which was consistently worsening from limping. Now, the freedom leg takes a lot of the stress off of my stronger leg, while also allowing my weaker leg to work as much as it's able to without severe pain and shaking. Now, I can hold my phone, keys, food orders, open the door, and get into the car myself without stress and risk of dropping something or falling! Freedom Leg is the PERFECT name because it truly has given my leg and my life more freedom than I previously had. Extremely grateful.
Makes moving around nonweight bearing very easy
After having a massive Achilles reconstruction I was really bummed to be stuck moving around on a walker and crutches. I bought the freedom leg to give me some ability to move around. It has worked really well. I don’t stay on it all day but when I need it it is very helpful.
I have "shin splints" in my right leg - both the anterio-medial aspect of my tibia and the postero-lateral aspect of my tibia, so they can collectively be referred to as "tibial stress syndrome." Because they are so severe, I am having to use bilateral crutches and not bear any weight on my right lower extremity.
When I found this product on the internet I understood how it would be perfect for someone with certain lower extremity conditions, but, to be honest, I wasn't quite sure how it would work for me because my injury involves the tibia bone. However, I was so desperate I wanted to give it a try.
Unfortunately, I was correct and it did not relieve my tibia pain. However, I am giving the device a 5-star rating because although it did not work for me due to my severe shin splints, I was able to easily return the device and received a full refund (minus $25 handling charge) --- and, I think it will work perfectly for most other lower extremities (e.g., ankle injuries / surgery).
FYI: If you have severe shin splints as I do, you're likely going to have to do what I am doing: non-weight bear for up to 2 to 6 weeks using bilateral crutches. Sorry!
Sharon Fair, PT (physical therapist)
I had ankle surgery and my home has 20 stairs between the bedroom and kitchen. I was looking for an alternative to crutches and came across the Freedom Leg. After watching video reviews, I decided to take the plunge. I’m glad I got it. I wish it was less expensive, but I understand why it costs a lot. It works, it’s sturdy, and I can get things done. I’m very glad this product exists and I hope more insurances will begin covering it. I paid out of pocket for it and I’d do it again.