Use when moving podokonnye crutches, if the injury is not very serious, or if you have a fairly trained hand muscles.
Use when moving underarm crutches, in all other cases.
Do not skimp on safety and don't take the crutches hire, as they may be badly worn and parts of them from long - term use to loosely adhere to each other.
If you need axillary crutches, pick them depending on their weight and age. Thus, patients who are overweight it is better to use wooden, not metal crutches, because of the mass of the body structure can be deformed. Older patients doctors usually recommend to buy a pair of crutches with padded arm rails, as with age a person becomes more and more difficult to keep balance.
Pay particular attention to what the crutches sucker. Cases when the patient who confidently owned the crutches, falling out of that sucker bald, happens all the time.
Adjust the crutches so that they match your height. Learning to walk on crutches be sure to conduct with an accompanying person (a relative or a nurse). Training is best done directly in the room or home, always keeping in sight headboards, Cabinet knobs, window sills, for which, in the case of an unsuccessful step or loss of the crutches, it is possible to hold on not to fall.
Keep exactly the back, place the crutches slightly ahead of the case apart. Wait a few seconds on the healthy leg, holding under the elbow or armpit crutches. If you use podokonnye crutches, the hands should be given back slightly if the armpit – to the side with slightly bent elbows. This starting position will ensure optimal transfer of body weight by relying on the crutches.
Leaning on crutches, slowly tear off the floor your good foot and move it forwards slightly, making sure that the crutches not "departed in different directions. Don't panic if it happened. Go by yourself or with the help of an accompanying person in the original position.
Try to make a move on crutches, paying attention to how the body weight is transferred from the healthy leg to the body and hands. Do not make sudden movements forward to the crutches not gone far back and not pulled away late from the floor.
If the first step is finally behind us, try to do some more steps. Not peretrudites himself at the first training session, especially if you have untrained muscles.