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Crutch Walking

Learning to walk with crutches can be difficult. Follow these tips and you will be more comfortable.

Stand straight, shoulders relaxed. Hold crutches under arms. Hold hand grips. Keep elbows slightly bent. Keep casted leg out front. Move crutches forward slightly ahead of uncasted foot, while keeping your balance on your uncasted leg. With the crutches firmly on the floor, push down on your hands and hop forward on uncasted leg.

How to walk with crutches.

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Last Updated: 09/2012