What do Crutches do?
They basically have two functions:
- Reduces weight load on your lower extremities or lower half of your body.
- Gives you a steadier base for balance and stability
Crutches are used by those who have trouble walking due to pain, loss of one limb, weak muscles or instability of the lower extremities. Making use of your hands and arms to walk gives you certain sensory cues which can aid your movement as well.