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Types and usage of walking AIDS
- Jun 04, 2018 -

        The walker is another common walker.It is generally made of aluminum alloy, and is a metal framework in the shape of three edges (front and left and right sides). It is very light and can protect patients in it.The walking device can support weight to stand or walk easily, and its supporting area is large, so it has good stability.

         When hemiplegia, paraplegia, amputation, or other lower limb muscles weaken and cannot support weight, a walking aid is an indispensable rehabilitation aid.At present, there are many kinds of walking AIDS on the market. Only selecting the right one can bring the greatest convenience to the user's life.Medical AIDS to support weight, balance and walking are called walking AIDS.

          Among them, walking device is also called walking frame, which is another common walking aid.It is made of aluminum alloy, it is a kind of tri-sided metal frame, itself is very light, can protect the patient in it, some still have foot wheel.The walking device can support weight to stand or walk easily, and its supporting area is large, so it has good stability.There are mainly the following types:

         Fixed type: commonly used to reduce the load on one side of the lower limb, such as lower limb are not allowed to damage or fracture load, the hands brought both sides armrest and at the same time put forward on the ground instead of one foot, then the key on the leg

        Interactive: small size, no matter the foot, adjustable height.Move one side forward before moving the remaining side forward so you can move back and forth.It is suitable for patients with poor standing balance and poor lower limb muscle strength or the elderly.

        The front wheel is used for the poor muscle strength of the upper limbs. If there are difficulties on one side or the whole lifting device, the front wheel will land.

        Walking car for the elderly: this car is different from the above three types, it has four wheels and is easy to move.Instead of handholding, place your forearm flat on the front of the washer.This car is suitable for old people who cannot walk stably, but you should keep your body perpendicular to the ground when you use it, otherwise it will be slippery.

       Armpit support walkman: walking with two armpits supporting weight and four foot wheels, largest in volume, for people with poor muscle strength of upper limbs.

       Unilateral walker: very stable, suitable for patients with hemiplegia or who are not stable enough with a four-legged cane. Its disadvantage is that it is heavier than a four-legged cane

      How do you adjust your walker?To make your arms feel comfortable, you must adjust your walker.To see if the height of your walker is right, you go to the walker, and then

       Check the bend in your elbow.Put your hand on the handle.The Angle at which your elbow bends should make your hand feel comfortable -- about 30 degrees.

       Check the height of your wrist.Relax your arms.The top of the walker must be level with your wrist pointing inward