When hemiplegia, paraplegia, amputation, or other lower limb muscles are weakened and cannot support the body weight, walking AIDS are indispensable rehabilitation AIDS.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.Medically, tools that help the body support weight, balance and walk are called walking AIDS.
Walker, also called Walking Frame, is another common Walking aid.It is made of aluminum alloy and is a kind of metal frame in the shape of three edges (front and left and right sides).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:
1, fixed type are 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 healthy leg up.
2. The interactive type has a small volume, no wheel foot and adjustable height.Move one side forward before moving the rest of the 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.
3. The front wheel is used for the poor muscle strength of the upper limbs, and there are difficulties in lifting the walker on one side or the whole. At this time, the front wheel is on the ground and the rear foot of the walker is pushed forward to walk.
4. This car is different from the above three types with four wheels. It 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 you will slip easily.
5. The armpit support walking device is supported by two armpits to support weight while walking. It has four foot wheels and is the largest in volume.
6. The unilateral walker is stable, suitable for patients with hemiplegia or those who are not stable enough with the four-legged cane. Its disadvantage is that it is heavier than the 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.
A well-adjusted walking aid can reduce the pressure on your shoulders and back while walking.
Start your first step
If you have a leg injury or disability, you first need to push the walker forward while keeping your body straight.
Step into the walker
Then put one foot in the walker and keep the walker still while you're walking.
Step on the other foot
Finally, put your other foot into the walker, and the walker remains motionless.Keep moving your walker forward and repeat the process.When used continuously, these three steps become smoother.
If you're not injured or disabled and just need a walker to balance, you can simply walk as you normally would and just put it in front of you.When you put its walker in front of you, stand inside the walker, not behind it.