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Crutches are commonly used before walking independently after a lower limb injury or surgery. The use of crutches is very careful, and the
wrong use of crutches can not only cause additional injuries, but also increase the risk of falling. However, many people do not know how
to use this seemingly simple tool correctly, or encounter many problems in the use of crutches, resulting in mobility difficulties.
1. Adjust crutch height
The height of the crutch is adjusted so that when you stand up straight, the arm is comfortably slightly bent with the handle at wrist level
and 2-3 fingers between your armpit and the top of the crutch.
The use of low crutches need to bend, so that the upper body forward tilt center of gravity becomes low, can not walk according to the
normal gait. If too high, the patient will support the weight through the axillary pressure on the turn, easy to cause compression and injury
of the axillary nerves and blood vessels.
2. Adjust crutches
Placing crutches on the good side of the leg will reduce the weight on the affected leg, but will add some weight on the injured side with
each step, depending on the training needs.
As you prepare to take your stride, move your crutches forward and lean forward slightly with your legs to the back of your body for
maximum balance control. Then swing forward with your crutches to support your weight, step on the floor, relax your injured leg,
and repeat to continue moving forward.