Knee scooters are a mobility device, sometimes called mobility scooters, that provide a safe, comfortable, and easier-to-use alternative to crutches for those recovering from foot or leg injuries include fractures, torn muscles, or sprained ankles. It is also a great device for patients recovering from leg or foot surgery.
Knee scooters utilize an elevated padded platform to rest the knee comfortably while continuously support the injured leg. This design enables the user to balance naturally using both legs versus just one, similar to how crutches support a person’s body weight.
The patient moves by pushing off with their good leg and steers the unit by turning the handlebars to control the direction of the wheels. Another benefit of knee scooters over crutches is the ability to be hands-free while standing still. This allows patients to go about their daily activities, whether it’s work, chores, or other routines, without fatigue or trouble.
Knee Scooters Vs Crutches
Prior to the invention of the knee scooter, patients would have to limit their activity with the use of crutches. With crutches, a patient can only go so far before it becomes uncomfortable and tiring.
Alternatively, a knee scooter allows you to move freely. When using crutches, your arms support your body weight. Your arms and upper back are used to move your body which can cause soreness in your arms, armpits and back. With a knee scooter, you don’t get any of those issues.
Using your leg muscle naturally means less upper body pain, less fatigue, and less chance of re-injury should you lose balance and put your injured leg on the ground.
Renting Knee Scooters vs Buying
Why would you buy a knee scooter when you can rent instead? If your injury is not permanent, why spend more money when you don’t have to. Reselling the knee scooter is time-consuming and annoying. Instead, just give it back to us when you’re done!
We have all types of knee scooters with handlebars and hand brakes that allow the user to easily steer, navigate and stop. They also typically have the ability to fold down for easy transport so you can put it in a car or other vehicle. There are many different types and sizes so it is important to get measured and to read the specifications carefully to ensure that you choose the model that is best for you.
The Final Word
With a full range of knee scooters, Sidney Scooters will provide you with superior products and knowledgeable staff to help you make the best decision for your circumstance. We understand that trying to do your daily routine while trying to recover from an injury is difficult and frustrating, and that’s why we try to make it easy. With our experienced consultants, we will help you find the right knee scooter so you can have the independence, and the tools to get better, that you need. Contact us today to get moving!