If you find that you need crutches after you’ve had an accident, you might think that they are simple to use, and that you will be walking around like a pro in no time. That isn’t always the case though, because it can take some time to acclimate yourself to the addition of these added, artificial appendages. Within a day’s use, you should be able to get around quite well, but you still need to be careful. Here are a few of the problems that many people encounter when they first start using the crutches.
The first problem is that people start trying to go too quickly. Even though you might be adjusting well to using them, you need to make sure that you take things slow. It isn’t a race. When you start moving too quickly, you could find that you aren’t paying as much attention to the ground as you need to. (more…)