Crutches are a basic assistive product that the elderly first come into contact with after they have mobility impairments. According to the structure...
Crutches are a basic assistive product that the elderly first come into contact with after they have mobility impairments. According to the structure and use of crutches, it can be divided into four categories: walking sticks, axillary sticks, forearm sticks and platform sticks. At present, walking sticks and axillary sticks are the most purchased by the elderly.
A cane is a tool supported by one hand to help walking. It can be divided into two types: single-legged canes, which are mostly made of wood or aluminum alloy, and are suitable for the elderly with good grip and strong upper limb support; multi-legged canes have three legs. Or quadruped, which has a wide support surface and good stability, and is mostly used for patients who have poor balance ability and are not safe enough to use a one-legged cane.
Walker: large supporting surface and good stability
This type of walker is surrounded by a metal frame such as aluminum alloy, which can protect the patient in it, can support the weight, and is convenient for the elderly to stand or walk. The supporting area is large and the stability is good.
Currently, there are mainly two kinds of walkers without wheels and with wheels. The walker without wheels is suitable for the elderly with weak self-care ability and control ability. It is relatively cumbersome to use, but it is safer. A walker with 4 casters will move faster and requires better control ability for the elderly, so it is more suitable for elderly people with strong self-care ability. Some four-wheel walkers also come with a seat, which is suitable for the elderly to use when going out. If you are tired, you can sit down and rest. It is recommended that the elderly choose a four-wheeled walker with braking function, which can help the elderly control their speed when moving. It can also play a stabilizing effect when the elderly sit down and rest, and will not slide left and right, making it safer. The height of the walker can also be adjusted according to the height. The disadvantage of this type of walking aid is that it is slightly more expensive than other ordinary walking aids.