How to Make Crutches without Wood (DIY)

There are two major and general types of materials used to make crutches; wood and aluminum. Although crutches made with wood have their undeniable advantages, they can tend to be very heavy in nature, quite expensive, uncomfortable for the user, cause bruised sides or sore armpits, and a minor threat, especially to the safety of[…]

How to Treat Sore Hands from Crutches

One of the commonest mobility aids for temporary or permanent disability is the crutches. Oftentimes, crutches are used to aid movement within short distances by those who have difficulty in walking or suffer from one joint problem or the other, especially around the legs. In as much as crutches have their benefits as being one[…]

How to Make Crutches Out of Homemade Items (DIY)

There are many great DIY methods of making crutches. From old-fashioned canes to woods, papers, and brooms, you can find a way to make crutches to meet your specific needs. If you cannot afford to buy ready-made crutches, you can make yours. You can even use a plastic bag as a crutch. Crutches made from[…]

How to Shower with Crutches (Step by Step Guide)

Your hygiene is an aspect of your life you must not fail to observe irrespective of the condition you find yourself in. You have to devise a way to have your shower and do your clean-up even while using crutches. This may seem like a difficult routine you will have to learn. But with some[…]

How to Make Crutches for Kids

Part of your duties as a parent includes seeing to the comfort of the kids under your care. Sometimes, you have to go the extra mile to provide for their needs. One of such occasions is when you have to provide crutches for them to ease their movement. But for some reason, you might not[…]

Forearm Crutches vs Cane: Here’s the Right One for you

People with disabilities are usually advised by their physicians on which walking aid or mobility device to use. But what happens when the choice is left to the patient? Forearm crutches and canes are both suitable devices used by people with mobility difficulties. They both have their advantages and disadvantages. This makes it even more[…]

How to Pad Crutches with Socks (DIY)

Since crutches help to transfer weight from your leg to your upper body, you are very likely to have limited upper body freedom, especially if you use underarm or axilla crutches. Long-term and improper use of crutches can result in an injury to your axillary region. Also, constant strain on your arms and upper body[…]

How to Make Your Crutches Not Slip

Crutches are mobility aids that help to transfer weight from the user’s legs to the upper body. They are often used by people whose legs cannot support their weight due to temporary injuries or permanent disabilities. Doctors and occupational therapists know the type of crutches to recommend and, in fact, only recommend crutches if you[…]

How to Adjust Your Crutches to Your Height Properly

Crutches have always served as good forms of support for people having various kinds of leg injuries. This has made their use a common type of mobility aid. With the advancement in technology, manufacturers have continued to produce better designs that will provide the needed aid users desire. However, as a user, the designs of[…]

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