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Can you Drive with a Leg Cast?

Posted by Brooke Williams

CAN_YOU_DRIVE_WITH_LEG_CASTYou know that your broken leg is going to inconvenience you in a number of ways. It’s hard to get around your house, much less when you go out and about in the rest of the world. Driving is probably one of the easiest ways to get around, but can you even do that? Here are some questions for you to answer to help you gauge the answer to the big question…can you drive with a leg cast?

 

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Topics: FAQ, Recovery

7 Differences between the iWALKFree Hands Free Crutch and the iWALK2.0

Posted by Brooke Williams

 


7 Differences between the iWALKFree Hands Free Crutch and the iWALK2.0The non-weight bearing lifestyle is hard. Sure, crutches can help, but in some ways, they make life even harder. They hurt! They’re hard to use! They make stairs dangerous! They limit the use of your hands!
 
The iWALKFree Hands Free Crutch is a product that has helped many people get around during their non-weight bearing stage with ease. The alternative mobility device allows you the use of your hands at all times without the added pain in the armpit and other areas. While the iWALKFree Hands Free Crutch is a great product, it was  discontinuedin late 2013 and replaced with an improved  medical device that incorporated a decade of patient feedback and learning. Now, the iWALK2.0 is available and though the idea is the same, there are differences between the two versions. Here are a few of the differences between the original iWALKFree Hands Free Crutch and the iWALK2.0 version.
 

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Topics: Hands Free Crutch, FAQ, Recovery

How to Take Out the Garbage On Crutches

Posted by Brooke Williams

How to Take Out the Garbage On CrutchesThere are many tasks that you will find hard to do if you are in the non-weight bearing mode and stuck on crutches. Some things you will think about before you have your foot or ankle surgery, such as showering, and you will be able to prepare in order to make it as easy as possible. Other things, however, will not even cross your mind until you have to do it. Taking out the garbage, for instance. It happens every week and yet it’s not exactly the most important thing going on in your life. And yet it must be done. Use these tips to learn how to take the garbage out on crutches! Keep in mind that many of these tips were meant to be funny so you may not actually want to try them!!

 

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Topics: FAQ, Recovery

Coping with the Non-Weight Bearing Lifestyle Part 2-After Surgery

Posted by Brooke Williams

going_homeWhen you get home from your foot or ankle surgery, you have a lot of adjustments to make. Going from two feet down to just one during the recovery period is quite a challenge. These tips will help you cope with the change so you can deal with it as easily as possible.

 

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Topics: FAQ, Recovery

4 Reasons to Look into Modern Options to Crutches

Posted by Brooke Williams

teach an old dog a new trick forget crutches If you have ever had an injury to your foot or ankle that has caused you to be non-weight bearing (NWB) for any length of time, you know what a challenge it can be to be on crutches.  Getting around is harder…you endure other pain and discomfort because of the crutches and so on and so forth.  If you injure yourself again or even have to have surgery on your foot or ankle, there are a number of reasons you should look into alternative to crutches for your recovery period.  Here are just a few:

 

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Topics: crutches, FAQ

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