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How to choose crutches for the elderly
- Jun 07, 2018 -

Stand on the ground in flat shoes, hands naturally drooping, stand upright, and measure the distance between the skin lines on the wrist and the ground. This size is ideal for walking sticks.

Is the cane used or not

It is rare to see an old man on crutches, but it may be abnormal if someone objects to it.

When dealing with crutches, old friends should be careful:

1. For those who are not too old and can move freely, try not to use crutches. It is often found that some old people are still healthy and carry crutches "proudly". Why "carry"? Because he doesn't really need it, but he has one, and he's holding it in his hand, and he has this mentality of "don't use it for nothing."

This is a big deal, and it may bring two disadvantages:

The first disadvantage comes from psychology: you can rely on crutches. Gradually, life becomes less dynamic, and old age comes quickly.

The second disadvantage is physiology: I know an old man who had never used a cane before he was 75 years old. Once he was hit by a bicycle in the street and his right leg began to feel uncomfortable. The daughter bought him a walking stick. So he leaned all over the crutch, gradually stooping to the side of it, and soon became a hunched old man.

The old people in the deep mountains rarely have crutches because of years of exercise. In fact, the knowledge of walking on crutches, like medication, is valued in the word "caution". If you can do it without it, you can do it without it. It is advisable not to eat or eat less without eating or taking less medicine.

2. The quality of crutches must be good, and crack prevention should be used.

Crutches are handled by hand and must not be supported by other parts of the body. The quality of crutches is worrying. Accordingly, want to ask many pick, want to choose the kind that is not easy to suffer damp and not easy to crack.

Important Suggestions for the improvement of crutches and their anti-skid devices:

Cane especially axillary crutches is a kind of important auxiliary appliance medical rehabilitation, cane, elbow rod, crutch, the cane is mainly used for mild needs, such as the elderly or climbers, stick does not belong to the disabled supplies, elbow belongs to moderate lower limb disabled supplies, rod. Axillary crutches are a necessity for severely disabled people with lower limbs (disability, disability, etc.). Most people have to use axillary sticks for life. Prevent slippery turn head can slow or prevent Angle "neck" vertical rotation scheme, such as adding a flexible neck aprons, or a metal bowl add texture and reference game remote sensing principle of simulation equipment can achieve some degree of solution.

This anti-skid head mainly includes. (1) with variable Angle (realized), (2) but contact with the ground part need special material to prevent slippery, (3) and the bottom diameter is larger (comprehensive consideration and actual application that should be between 7 to 9 cm as well), (4) (in one injection of joint Angle changed antiskid product) axis neck can twist but should not turn the unstable (rotation), the above should have to achieve unified antiskid and stable effect, a single have is work hard, it's not difficult to realize the function, hopes to break the old traditional manufacturer of low performance non-slip, for lower limb disabled users to improve the product, let some lifelong use crutch to improve self-care Ability. It is incumbent upon us to improve the anti-skid head.

Current situation is the anti-skid feature is not regulated to a non-slip products but scattered both ability and political integrity, namely have this advantage but do not have the advantage of one or two, so can't meet the needs of users. Hope to be able to realize the integration with non-slip performance