How to Use Crutches
Using Crutches Correctly:
Almost all of us have used crutches or another type of weight bearing aid such as a walker or cane at some point. These helpful devices aid in walking when a limb is too weak, painful, or unstable for normal walking to be possible. They also increase safety by preventing falls, which can be quite damaging to a healing or newly healed joint.
In many ways it’s obvious how these devices should be used. There’s always a best way to do something, however. The following tips will make your time on crutches both safer and easier.