Renting a Knee Walker
Generally speaking people assume that having a broken foot automatically means that you have to use crutches. This is not the case. There are plenty of options available to keep you mobile with a foot or ankle injury. The most popular option is called a knee walker.
A knee walker is essentially a scooter that has a padded platform for your injured leg to rest on. You kneel on this platform so that there is no weight or pressure applied to the injured limb. With your good leg you simply scoot in the direction you want to go.
This significantly speeds up how quickly you can get around.
Benefits of using a knee walker
- A knee walker is much easier to use than crutches. Not everybody can manage to use crutches. Some people do not have the strength or balance to hold themselves up on a pair of crutches. In this case a knee walker is ideal. They can simply kneel and scoot without putting any pressure on their arms and wrists. This is especially helpful where somebody has arthritis or osteoporosis and cannot cope with the strain of using crutches.
- A knee walker gets you around much quicker than crutches do. Rather than hopping around in small steps you can literally wheel yourself to where you want to go. Using a knee walker requires much less physical exertion than using crutches.
- Most people can use a knee walker. There are very few circumstances where a person would not manage to use one. The tiller and leg pad on a knee walker are height adjustable and it is constructed with a sturdy steel frame. This means that it can be easily used by people of all shapes and sizes.
Renting a knee walker is a really helpful option to have as most people only require them for a set period of time. You can rent a knee walker for the whole duration of your recovery. In some cases a person’s recovery can take a few weeks longer than expected. If this happens to you there is absolutely no problem with extending your rental period. This can be done very easily with a simple phonecall to our sales team on 1890 989353.
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