June 1, 2005
Health Tip: Confined to Crutches?
Some smooth walking tips
(HealthDayNews) -- Has a broken leg left you hobbling on crutches?
These tips, courtesy of the Calgary Health Region, may help you on your way:
- Place the crutches ahead and to the sides of your feet for the best balance.
- Squeeze each crutch into your ribs.
- Move both crutches forward at the same time.
- Move the injured leg forward between the crutches.
- Move your good leg ahead of the crutches.