The use of walking aids turned out to be so particular

Summary:Walkers are supported by equipment, allowing people with inconvenient legs to walk and take care of themselves. Although walking aids can be convenien...
Walkers are supported by equipment, allowing people with inconvenient legs to walk and take care of themselves. Although walking aids can be convenient for many people, do you know its correct usage?
Today, let's take a look!
Preparation before walking
1. Before each use of the walker, check whether the walker is stable and whether the rubber pads and screws are damaged or loose to ensure the safety of the walker and prevent the walker from falling down due to unstable walking.
2. Keep the ground dry and the walkway unobstructed to prevent slipping or falling. When using a wheeled walking frame, the road surface should be smooth, and the brakes can be used flexibly to ensure safety when going up and down.
3. Wear trousers of appropriate length, shoes should be non-slip and fit, generally rubber soles are better, avoid wearing slippers.
4. Before getting out of bed, hang your legs and sit on the side of the bed for 15-30 minutes (appropriately extend the time according to the situation) before getting out of bed and walking, so as to avoid falling down due to sudden standing up and orthostatic hypotension.
Adult Walking Aids Frame
Points when walking
1. Adjust the height of the walker: stand up naturally, raise your head and chest, naturally hang your hands on both sides of your body, adjust the button at the lower end of the walker, and keep the handle height approximately flush with the wrist mark.
At this time, if the hand is placed on the handle of the walker, the angle of the elbow joint should make the hand feel comfortable, about 150 degrees.
2. Place the walker: When starting or stopping, you should keep your body in the frame of the walker, and keep the heels of your feet and the back legs of the walker in a straight line. Never put the walker too far forward or too far behind.
How to walk:
(1) The first step: Please stand at a suitable position in the frame of the walker, hold the handle of the walker with both hands, and put the weight of your body on the healthy leg (leg without surgery) and the walker;
(2) Step 2: Move the walker forward about 20 cm;
(3) Step 3: Then take the same distance as the affected limb (the leg undergoing surgery), move the center of gravity forward to the wrist, use a walker to support the weight of the body, and then move the healthy limb (leg without surgery) ) Repeat the above steps after reaching a position flush with the affected limb.
(4) When walking, the eyes should look straight ahead, pay attention to raising the head and chest and abdomen, and family members should be protected from the back. The step should not be too large. The step should be half of the walking aid. If you move too far forward, the center of gravity will be unstable and fall, and the walking aid should not be placed too far, otherwise it will disturb the balance of the walking aid and cause instability.