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16 January 2008

Centrum tip - Clutch that crutch

Broken legs, surgery to the ligaments, hip replacements – most of us have to endure walking on crutches at some point or another.

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Broken legs, surgery to the ligaments, hip replacements – most of us have to endure walking on crutches at some point or another. Though crutches can be useful allies, for some of us, they can be quite difficult to master.

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Here's how to take a step with crutches: squeeze the crutches between your upper arm and ribs – take the weight through your hands; move the crutches forward (and make sure that you place them on a non-slippery, solid surface); move your sore leg forward (put this foot on an even par with the crutches), put as much weight as you are allowed on the sore leg, taking the rest of the weight through your arms and hands (press hard on the hand grips); step past with your stronger leg.

 
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