How to use walking aids
Summary:How to use walking aids:Step 1: Please stand at a suitable position within the frame of the walker, hold the handle of the walker with both hands, and...
How to use walking aids:Step 1: Please stand at a suitable position within the frame of the walker, hold the handle of the walker with both hands, and put your weight on the healthy leg (the leg without surgery) and the walker;Step 2: Move the walker forward about 20 cm;Step 3: Then step out the same distance of the affected limb (the operated leg), move the center of gravity forward to the wrist, use the walker to support the weight of the body, and then move the healthy limb (the non-operated leg) to the same distance as Repeat the above steps with the affected limb in a flush position.When walking, your eyes should look straight ahead, and you should keep your head up and your chest up, and your family members should be protected from the back. The pace should not be too large, and the pace should reach half of the walker. If the walker is too far forward, the center of gravity will become unstable and fall. Also, the walker should not be placed too far, otherwise it will disturb the balance of the walker and cause instability.Precautions1. The amount of walking activity should be gradually increased, and the walker is not suitable for use when going up and down stairs;2. It is not advisable to use a walker for patients who feel that their hands and feet are weak, uncoordinated, or unable to bear weight through their wrists;3. If you have any discomfort during walking, please inform the medical staff in time;4. Please judge whether your affected limb can bear weight to decide the way of walking according to the doctor's request;(1) No weight-bearing: that is, the affected leg is not stressed, keep your affected leg off the ground;(2) Light weight bearing: You can use the soles of your feet to touch the ground to maintain balance;(3) Partial weight-bearing: part of the body weight can be shared on the affected leg, one hand refers to 1/3~1/2 of the body weight;(4) Bearable weight bearing: bear most of the weight or even all the weight on the affected foot, as long as it can be tolerated;(5) Full weight bearing: Full weight bearing, as long as there is no pain.