Have you been off your foot or ankle lately because of an injury? If you have, sitting around is probably not your idea of fun. With the hustle and bustle of day-to-day happenings, an immobilized foot or ankle can drive anyone wild. However, we have a solution for you – the Knee Walker.
The Knee Walker is an exciting addition to add to recovery tools. It is a product that is made for people who have an injury below the knee. Instead of using crutches, which can be uncomfortable for the underarms and hands, the Knee Walker can provide stability that other devices cannot.
Using the Knee Walker is quite simple. You place your knee, with the injured foot or ankle, on the knee bench and use your good leg push the device toward your destination. There are bars for your hands so you can maneuver the Knee Walker. The handlebars also allow you to stay steady while maneuvering around.
There are other benefits to using the Knee Walker such as the strengthening of your leg muscles, which helps prevent atrophy. Atrophy happens because of a decrease of muscle mass, which leads to weakening of the muscle and in this case the legs.
Common foot and ankle issues that people use the Knee Walker for include fractures, diabetic wounds or ulcers, bunions, sprains and ruptured Achilles tendons. Also, people with gout or who are recovering from foot or ankle surgery use the device.
Are you using crutches, but not able to get around very easily? The Knee Walker may be an option for you. Call us at Oregon Foot Care Centers if you would like more information about the device. You can reach our office to schedule an appointment at the Hillsboro office at (503) 648-1713, the Newberg office at (503) 538-0466 or the Beaverton office at (503) 292-9252.
K,G, Gauntt, DPM