Following a severe injury many people feel limited in the mobility options. During a recovering period it can sometimes proves necessary to keep the injured foot or leg elevated for long periods of time. Keeping an injured leg or foot elevated can prove difficult with average wheel chairs or crutches. However, a knee scooter can provide the mobility solution for this problem.
Knee scooters give individuals the ability to move about freely while also keeping the injured foot or leg elevated. A comfortable knee pad provides a place for the injured leg to rest, while the bottom of the scooter provides wheels to easily move along with you as you walk. Knee scooters are generally very comfortable. The mobility options of knee scooters far outweigh that of traditional crutches.
There are many types of injuries that would require long term limb elevation and could possibly require knee scooters or knee walker rental.
A sprain is a common type of injury that requires elevation of the injured area. Sprains occur when the ligaments connecting the muscles to the surrounding bones becomes over extended. Sprains result from sporting injuries, falls and other types of accidents. Although not as serious as a fracture, often a sprain can feel just as painful if not more painful than a fracture. Sprain are difficult to treat because they mostly take time for healing to take place. Using hot and cold compresses and over the counter pain medications are also helpful.
Fractures take place when an actual crack has been inflicted upon the bones of the leg or the foot. A fracture is a very serious injury which requires medical attention. Often a fracture will require casting in order for the bone to be aligned properly again so that it can heal properly. If a bone is not aligned properly it can result in more issues and pain later on. When a bone has been casted it is very important to stabilize the casted limb. Using crutches or a knee walker rental is a good way to ensure stabilization of the injured leg or foot.