A friend of mine fell off the stairs and broke her foot. She was so depressed because she wanted to go out for the holiday but couldn’t move freely. We had planned to shop prior to the accident and she was really looking forward to it. So I suggested she use crutches but she said that it would be too strenuous and she’d slow me down. I then realized that it would be better if she used a knee scooter or knee walker. This is a three or four-wheeled mode of transportation that’s used as an alternative to crutches or a traditional walker. It’s comfortable, highly portable, and can easily be maneuvered.
She was happy with the suggestion and immediately checked out knee walkers at rentakneewalker.com. The design has changed through the years. Nowadays, it’s usually a lightweight, foldable device that with the flexed knee, it supports the leg of the injured limb. The other foot is on the floor, pushing forward. It does have its drawbacks. It can only be used in grass and paved surfaces and can’t negotiate stairs. It’s also heavier than crutches. If you don’t want to buy one, you can just rent a unit since they’re quite pricey. My friend decided to buy the simplest and cheapest one since she knew that she won’t use it for long.