Whether you have an ankle injury, foot injury, mobility issues or just trying to prevent further injury, knee walkers are an excellent alternative to the traditional crutches with the added benefit of being half the effort to use. The knee walker as we know it today has only really existed for the past few decades or so. According to the British Medical Journal, researchers have found depictions of these knee walker ancestors have been used since the 4th Century B.C.
What are the benefits of switching from crutch to scooter, you ask? Picture using minimal upper body strength to get to your destination. A stable and supportive knee walker protects your upper body muscles from excess strain. Considerably less energy goes into using a scooter since you are not physically lifting a pair of crutches to move forward. Simple and easy is the best way to go when you have an injury or limited mobility. Say goodbye to bad posture because an additional benefit to the knee walker is having to keep the body in a natural upright position! This type of medical equipment also helps work with the body’s natural balance. The benefits go on and on!
One of the most frustrating parts of recovering from an injury during the healing phase is the inability to do a normal task like walk to the restroom. Choosing a knee walker will allow the ease of movement from start to finish. Rice Village’s knee walkers are available in three or four wheel options. Offering the best medical supplies in the industry, you can count on getting rid of those old crutches and check out this medical supply store for all of your knee scooter needs.
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