Knee, ankle and foot injuries are never easy. An injury or surgery can make even the smallest tasks a challenge, as any movement can quickly become a chore. In the past physicians have praised the simplicity of crutches, but anyone who has hobbled around on crutches knows that if anything these mobility assistants make life more complicated. However, there is a third option, an option that erases all of the issues that crutches bring about. That option is a knee scooter, by far the best solution to aid those with foot, ankle or knee injuries.
When using crutches, moving even an inch can feel like a mile and a mile feels like an eternity. That is not the case with a medical knee scooter. A knee scooter allows you to smoothly and easily move at the same pace in which you walk with minimal effort. Avoid showing up late and dripping sweat after hobbling around on crutches. Instead, cruise in on your knee scooter, fresh and ready to go! Also, instead of jagged hops, the knee scooter provides a stable and uneventful ride.
One of the biggest issues with crutches is that they are just not comfortable. Armpits are not the ideal vessel to carry the majority of your body weight while moving, causing soreness and possibly a rash or chafing. It can also be aggravating to have to continuously hold your injured leg in the “flamingo” stance to keep it off the ground. With a knee scooter, your leg is comfortably resting on a padded seat that easily absorbs your body weight. Not only are you more comfortable, but you are safer and have less of a risk of re-injury on a knee scooter.
A knee scooter is constructed to be able to make tight turns and deal with most terrain types without any risk of slippage or loss of control. The increased control is meant to make life easier for the injured individual, allowing them to easily maneuver through tight hallways or alleyways. This means effortless access to pretty much any location.
Many everyday tasks in life require you to stand up. Whether it be doing the dishes, brushing your teeth, or making food, standing is a necessary component of living an independent life. While you can stand while using crutches, there is not much flexibility to your movements, as you must have one foot elevated and your underarms supported by the crutches. With a knee scooter, you can comfortably rest your leg on the pad and still do any and all tasks that require you to stand.
With crutches, it is nearly impossible to simultaneously hold an object in your hand while moving. The effort needed to move with crutches means that you must carry any object in a backpack or purse, and reaching these items can be quite a production. Forget about carrying a water bottle or coffee, as that is simply impossible while moving. With a knee scooter, if you are an experienced user you can easily carry objects in one hand. If you are unable to do so, there is a handbasket on the front of the scooter that allows you to quickly and easily access any personal items.
The benefits of a knee scooter are undeniable. The next time you suffer a knee, foot or ankle injury, opt out of crutches and go with a knee scooter. Avondale HME offers medical knee scooter rentals to individuals throughout Arizona, including those in Avondale, Glendale, Surprise, Litchfield, Goodyear, and Tolleson, Arizona. If you are interested in learning more about how to rent a knee scooter or want more information, contact us today. You can call us at (623) 295-2724.