3 Reasons Why You Should Use a Knee Walker or Knee Scooter
Knee scooters and knee walkers are starting to replace crutches as the preferred mode of transport for people suffering from a leg injury. There are many benefits to these scooters. It’s no wonder these scooters are starting to be used by everyone. With a great balance of many different qualities, these scooters are difficult not to like. In this list, we’re going to look at a few reasons why you should be using knee scooters if you aren’t already.
Knee Scooters are More Comfortable Than Crutches
Remember the days when you would get a knee or ankle injury and you’d have to walk around on those awful crutches for the next few weeks? Those were the worst. It is so great that now we have these wonderful things called knee scooters that we can use as an alternative. Knee scooters take the weight off of your leg, but instead of making you do all the work by hopping around on one foot, they support your leg on the foam rubber pad so you don’t need to worry about it.
By taking care of the injured part of your body, you are free to move around without pain. Having someone hop around on crutches isn’t getting rid of the pain, it’s just transferring it from one part of your body to other parts. With the knee scooter, your whole body is comfortable when you are moving around. It is basically the difference between sitting and standing.
Another thing worth mentioning is the strain that crutches put on your shoulders and underneath your arms. If you told me there was a device that takes all of your body weight and directs it into your armpits, I would say that that’s a terrible invention. Crutches are just that. They transfer all of the weight from your legs to your arms. There is no net gain in that. With scooters, you are able to take a ton of pressure off of your body and give it some well-needed rest.
Knee Scooters Let You Use Your Hands
Like I said before, crutches are the worst. They put all the pressure into your arms and make you do all the work. What’s even worse is they take away the use of your hands. What happens if you need to open a door or use an elevator? You’re out of luck. If you have crutches your best hope of using an elevator is balancing on one leg and one crutch while you use the other to open up the door. With a knee scooter, you don’t have to worry about that problem at all.
The knee-pad holds all of your body weight while still allowing you the use of your hands. In addition to this, the scooter actually allows you to carry even more than you could before. With almost everyone coming with a built in basket, you can easily carry your groceries and school supplies. The knee scooter not only helps you compensate for your injury, it actually lets you do more than ever before. Instead of seeing this scooter as a nuisance, see it as an opportunity. Now you have a long time to rest not only your legs, but your back as well.
If your anything like me, you will appreciate a break from having to carry a heavy backpack around everywhere. With the built in basket, the knee scooter not only supports your weight, but the weight of your belongings as well. This will give you a good excuse to carry more than you normally would if you ever go into down or something. Plus it can be great exercise!
Knee Scooters are Faster Than Crutches
This one should be a no brainer. A scooter is much faster than hobbling around on crutches. If you really need to glide, you can just throw in a couple of pumps and glide your way down the street. This serves a few different functions.
First off, if you get an injury it will be difficult to adjust to your new speed (or lack thereof). You may need to give yourself a few extra minutes to get to class or go into town. If you have a knee bike, however, you won’t need to do this. The knee scooter should more than compensate for the inability to use your legs. You might even feel that it is a little bit faster. This will allow you to free up more time for yourself. Another benefit of the speed and mobility is the small amount of effort this scooter requires.
While crutches are perhaps the most difficult and inefficient ways to travel, a scooter is one of the better and more practical. With only an occasional kick, you will be able to glide with the greatest of ease. This will save a ton of energy overtime and allow you to recover better since you don’t have to constantly strain yourself just to get around.
Overall, the knee scooter is a far superior choice to crutches. Crutches are much more inefficient and even dangerous when compared to scooters. The bottom line is, you want to enjoy the next few weeks while you are recovering. In order to do that, the best thing you can do is get a knee scooter. If you do that, you won’t need to worry about the lack of mobility that usually accompanies knee injuries.
You will be free to move around, carry your things from place to place and have almost full use of your hands. This is the freedom that comes with a knee scooter. I hope this list has helped you make a more comfortable and convenient choice. I wish you all a speedy and easy recovery! I’ll see you next time.