Last Updated Don’t you just hate the chafing of your skin and the sore muscles that you get on crutches?
If you hate crutches but have to keep your foot non-weight bearing, there’s good news for you. Read on to find out about the alternative to crutches that’s sure to give you relief and better mobility.
- 1 Best Alternative to Crutches
- 2 I Need Advice…Knee Scooter or Seated Scooter?
- 3 Which is best for you: Knee Scooter or Hands-Free Crutch
- 4 5 Types of People Perfect for the iWALK2.0 Hands-Free Crutch – Alternative to Crutches
Best Alternative to Crutches
Alternative to Crutches #1 – The Knee Scooter
Knee Scooters are scooters with an added platform for the injured leg. You can kneel and rest your leg comfortably on the platform, while your good leg strides to move the scooter forward. They are easy to use and gives you a bit of a free hand.
The Knee Scooter is a great alternative to crutches for those who aren’t as physically active or as balanced. Unlike the Hands-Free Crutch, you don’t need to take the time to learn how to use this device.
This stable wheeled cart allows you to rest your injured leg on the cushioned knee platform keeping all weight off the healing foot or ankle. You propel yourself with your good leg. The best units turn like a bike, adjust for right or left leg injury and can be folded for easy storage and transport. You may hear them called Roll-a-bouts after the original manufacturer.
Alternative to Crutches # 2 – The Seated Scooter
But what if you can’t kneel comfortably due to an injury or previous conditions such as knee arthritis? If you can sit comfortably on a large gel bike seat and propel yourself with your good leg, then the Seated Scooter may be the perfect alternative to crutches. Like the knee scooter, it turns and can be folded down for easy storage and transport. The basket allows you to carry light items.
The Seated Scooter doesn’t have a platform for kneeling, instead, it has a seat and a support for the whole of your injured leg. You can use your other leg to move the scooter forward.
If you’re not allowed to put weight on your hip or knee, then you need the Seated Scooter. Like the Knee Scooter, it doesn’t take the time to learn this device.
The Knee Scooter and the Seated Scooter usually comes with a basket. There are a lot of brands out there, but they are all different. Make sure to do your research before you buy. You don’t want to get stuck with one that is too small for you or too bulky to go anywhere.
I Need Advice…Knee Scooter or Seated Scooter?
“Lord, please tell me if you want me to Kneel or to Sit”.
Before deciding which product is best for you, ask yourself these important questions: