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Things to Love About Non-Weight Bearing Lifestyle

Guest Post by Goodbye Crutches

When you break your ankle or have foot/ankle surgery, your doctor tells you to remain non-weight bearing for the time being. It’s easy to think of all of the inconveniences of being on crutches, but let’s stay positive! Here are a few things you are bound to love about the non-weight bearing lifestyle!

Extra Attention
Though you may not want people surrounding you and doting on your every need, you have to admit, the extra attention is kind of nice. When was the last time your husband offered to make dinner or your wife took out the trash? Friends have offered to run your errands and are calling to check in on you. You are getting some much needed extra attention, soak it up while you can!

You lead a busy life. With work, kids, family gatherings, and many daily activities, it can be hard to slow down and do some of the things you really want to do. You will have to rest, and while you do that, why not catch up on that magazine pile or watch a few good movies you’ve missed? You can’t be as active during recovery, but everyone enjoys a good rest now and then!

Your Mobility Options
Knee ScooterThere aren’t many people that love being on crutches, but with today’s modern technology on your side, you have options! Goodbye Crutches has three mobility devices from which to choose. The Seated Scooter, the Knee Scooter, and the iWALKFree Hands Free Crutch. Inspect the details on all three devices and choose the one that is best for you. If you need the use of your hands, the iWALKFree Hands Free Crutch might be the one for you. If you need extra energy, the Seated Scooter allows you to be mobile, while staying seated. If you want to be fast and efficient, perhaps the Knee Scooter is best. Whichever device you choose, they’re all fun, easy to use, and will be something you love about the non-weight bearing lifestyle.

About Us Sept 2013Everyone tires of their wardrobe from time to time, and when you’re dealing with an orthopedic event, getting dressed can certainly be more difficult. But, you can look on the bright side and add CastCoverz! orthopedic accessories to your life. These covers for casts, braces, walking boots, crutches, and more can blend right in or make a fashion statement with a variety of fabrics from bold and vibrant to solid and neutral. Not only do they add style, they add function by keeping your cast clean and snag-free, becoming your best asset during the recovery process.

The non-weight bearing lifestyle is hard, there’s not doubt about it. Instead of dwelling on the inconveniences, think about the parts you are bound to love. With a smile on your face and love in your heart, the recovery process will go by much faster.

Halloween Safety Tips While on Crutches

Halloween on Crutches

Guest Blog By Goodbye Crutches

Halloween is a very fun holiday.  Halloween on crutches?  Not so fun.  In fact, it can be downright dangerous.  Children darting around you from every side in the dark…all day activities…costume hazards…there’s bound to be something that will stall or even lengthen your recovery process.  In order to make it through the day on one leg, here are a few safety tips.

  • Tip #1:  Acquire the Proper Lighting – In past years, a glow stick might have been enough lighting for you when you take your kids out trick or treating.  This year, you really need to be able to see where you’re going.  Make sure you take a bright flash light along and have someone shine it in your path at all times.  Something as simple as a crack in the sidewalk could trip you up and bring you down.
  • Tip #2:  Keep Rest at the Top of the List – There are a lot of activities you could participate in on Halloween.  There are class parties, neighborhood gatherings, trick or treating and plenty of other options.  Other years, you might do it all and enjoy it.  This year, however, you need to keep rest at the top of your list of activities.  Choose your favorite event and then save your energy for that activity.  Overextending yourself could put your recovery on a backward slide.
  • Tip #3:  Think about Costume Safety If you plan to dress up this year, you will want your costume to be safe above anything else.  That means it can’t have anything hanging from it that you could get tangled up in as you walk.  It also shouldn’t have a mask that restricts your vision.  And it should be loose enough that you aren’t restricted in your motions in any way.  You might have to sacrifice some of the appearance of your get up, but when you are injured and on crutches, safety has to come first.
  • Tip #4:  Consider Event Alternatives – It might be hard to consider skipping out on trick or treating the old fashioned way, but when you are on crutches, you will have to make some sacrifices for your health.  If you don’t feel you can trick or treat with your kids in a safe manner, don’t despair.  There are other options likely available in your community.  See if your local mall has a trick or treat night, for example.  You would be inside in a well lit environment where you could sit and rest on a bench any time you need a break.
  • Tip #5:  Look into Alternatives to Crutches – If you don’t feel completely stable on your crutches, there are other options on the market from Goodbye Crutches.  The Hands Free Crutch, for example, straps to your bad leg and acts as a replacement.  ItGoodbye Crutches looks like a peg leg, which is great for Halloween, and it allows you to use both your hands to carry a treat bag and hold a child’s hand when crossing the street.  The Knee Scooter is another great option.  This wheeled device gives you better balance and stability, plus it allows you to keep up with anyone on two legs, no matter how fast they are.  And the Seated Scooter is a wonderful way to get the rest you need despite how much you do since you will have a seat with you everywhere you go.  All three options are available from Goodbye Crutches along with many other recovery aid items.

You might have to make a few adjustments to your plans this Halloween, but if you are able to stay safe and keep your recovery on track, they will be worth it.

Introducing Goodbye Crutches

Guest Blog by Goodbye Crutches

Need relief from the pain and limitations of crutches?  If you can’t bear weight and can’t bear crutches, you’ve found the right place.  Introducing Goodbye Crutches…

When you see someone who has a cast on his or her leg, you usually see them hobbling around on crutches. Whether you are facing surgery or you’ve experienced an unexpected injury and your doctor tells you that you have to stay off one leg for a few weeks or longer, you might assume that you will be one of those people trying to get from place to place on crutches.  Crutches are helpful devices that can be of service to a non-weight bearing individual. However, they can also be very cumbersome and limiting.

Goodbye Crutches is a company that allows you a choice in terms of your mobility for the duration of your recovery.  You may choose to get around on crutches or you may opt for one of three devices Goodbye Crutches has to offer, which will allow you to resume most of your normal activities.

  1.  The Hands Free Crutch straps to your bad leg and makes you look like youhave a peg leg.  You bend your bad foot behind you and put your weight on your knee, as you walk.  With the Hands Free Crutch, you have the use of both of your hands at all times.  You can walk much like normal, go up and down stairs with ease, and do many of the things you used to enjoy

    CastCoverZ! customer, Jessica, with her Legz! cast cover and using the Knee Scooter

    without a second thought.

  2.  The Knee Scooter is a device on wheels that allows you to scoot yourself from place to place.  You put the knee of your bad leg on the padded area and use your good leg to propel the device wherever you need to go.  You don’t have to worry about balance and you can even strap a basket to the front of the scooter to help you carry everything you need.
  3. The Seated Scooter works in the same manner as the Knee Scooter, only you sit and scoot yourself around.  This device is great for those who cannot put too much pressure on their knees and it can really help you save your energy, as you recover.

Take a look at each device and think about which one would fit into your lifestyle and the type of recovery you have to undergo.  While you examine your options, here’s what you need to know about working with Goodbye Crutches:

  • Free delivery within 1-2 days
  • All rental fees will be applied toward purchase price (if you decide to buy)
  • Most importantly, your satisfaction is guaranteed

Goodbye Crutches has other products to help you through your recovery period, too, such as toe warmers, shower benches, and other such items.  If you are facing a non-weight bearing time, visit Goodbye Crutches to make your recovery as easy and comfortable as possible!