You probably heard the saying, "There's no such thing as a free lunch," and when you think about it, it really is true. The lunch might be free to you because of a special promotion, but someone has to pay for it, whether it's the restaurant offering the deal, the people who deliver the food, or someone else down the line. Since you are the one getting something for free, you probably don't even really care! But when it comes to using free crutches, you might want to think about it a little more because in that cause, you ARE the one paying for it...in many different painful ways.
When you break your ankle, foot, or have a surgery that takes you off one leg for an extended period of time, your doctor might tell you the need to stay non weight bearing. You might even get a free pair of crutches to use from a friend or family member. You are grateful you do not have to rent or buy devices that you will not use for a few weeks or months, but here are some of the ramifications you WILL have to "Pay" for when using the free option.
1. Longer Recovery