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Exercises You Can Do On Crutches
After surgery or injury, crutches are compulsory for the person who was injured his leg. The
crutches reduce the weight of the body and support the injured person who has injured his/her
knee, foot, hip or leg. With the help of crutches, they can perform their day-to-day life easily
without any support.
Exercise can help you improve your muscle strength, especially when you are using crutches. But,
you should consult your doctor before starting any exercise as they can suggest the correct
exercises that can help you recover from your injury quickly.
When you are using crutches, it is not easy to keep in shape; however, it is not impossible. The
physiotherapist can help you do the right exercises by using the specialized equipment and help the
patients build endurance and strength after surgery or an accident, and they assist them to recover
Create the Crutches Work for You
When you are walking with the crutches, initially it will be uncomfortable also you feel awkward,
but you can use these crutches as an exercise equipment. The individual who uses crutches uses
more energy than a person who walks normally. That means it helps the injured person do cardio
exercises without actually doing cardio workouts.
But, you should make sure that the crutches that you are using fit perfectly so that it can reduce
stain and does not cause more harm to the injured leg. Starts walking slowly and gradually increase
the distance and soon you will walk without crutches.
One way to get exercise without trying is to use forearm crutches. Forearm crutches require more
upper body strength to use. They also fix your posture as you use them. They’re great for staying
healthy while injured.
Walking on crutches
Walking is always a good exercise. However, walking with crutches is stressful, and it can strain
your body. When you are walking with crutches, you should be more careful as there are more
chances of unbalancing and you can tend to fall. That is why it is necessary to walk slowly when you
are using crutches and try to walk only on the flat ground. According to researches and studies,
walking enhances the heart rate and helps you burns calories.
When the individual who is walking with crutches puts more pressure, and that can increase the
heart rate, which further helps you burn more calories. But, you should also make sure not to put
pressure on your injured leg; try to walk a short distance and short span of time. Till you heal your
leg, your upper body will get full exercise, and you will be in shape and healthy.
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