Using those crutches……

April 21, 2008

Had a session with my physio and mastered getting around on two crutches with my Aircast Boot. Can now go up and down stairs. Taught me a good way to remember:

Going up: Good Leg goes to Heaven (Good leg up a stair, swing bad leg up, crutches always stay with bad leg)

Going down: Bad Leg goes to Hell (Bad leg down a stair, accompanied by crutches, swing good leg down)

It helped me - maybe could help someopne else!

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  • 1. mbargo  |  April 21st, 2008 at 9:38 am

    One thing I did with the crutches is duct taped a folded old towel to each armpit cushion. It really helped cut down the rubbing under my arms and was more comfortable. I could have bought offcial crutch coushins for $25…..but couldnt do it. I use the phrase (good to Heaven- Bad to Hell) all the time. It really helps. One other tip try to remember if you have a wing nut on the handle face it pointing back not front. I already ripped two pair of shorts when that wing nut would catch my pants pocket.

  • 2. johnskier  |  April 21st, 2008 at 5:05 pm

    I did exactly the same with duct tape and a towel. I think the fact that duct tape is slick also helps to reduce friction.

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