The freedom to move again, the PRICELINE CRUTCHES

Think Crutches! Life will always come with unavoidable and unexpected circumstances. Here at Priceline Pharmacy West Brunswick, we've got you covered!

Priceline Crutches for hire

Life will dependably accompany unavoidable and startling conditions. Regardless of whether it be a passionate breakdown or a physical mischance, you prop up realizing that with a brief period and support from friends and family, you will recuperate and be restored indeed! Here at Priceline West Brunswick, we got you secured! Should you end up leaving the healing facility with a cast on either leg or soon after a hip medical procedure, the people here at the drug store got exactly what you require:

Crutches for hire in West Brunswick

Here at Priceline Pharmacy, We have two sorts accessible for you: Bariatric (for lower arms) and Standard (for underarms). On the off chance that you wish to lease them, the Bariatric supports would have a store of $80, while the Standard props would have a store of $70. It would likewise cost a $14 to have both of them rented per week.

What do Crutches do?

 

They basically have two functions:
  1. Reduces weight load on your lower extremities or lower half of your body
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  3. Gives you a steadier base for balance and stability
Those who have trouble walking due to pain, loss of one limb, weak muscles or instability of the lower extremities will need crutches. As you use crutches with your hands and arms to walk, you perceive certain sensory cues which can aid your movement as well. This will also keep you in an upright position and give you more mobility as compared to using a wheelchair. An upright position can even help circulation, kidney and lung function and prevent loss of calcium in bones.

Types of Crutches

Standard Crutch (Axillary Crutch)

These are the most widely recognized and surely understood sort of props. Most are made of wood or lightweight aluminum. It pursues a misguided judgment that when utilizing these supports, the best should lay on the best; in any case, to adequately utilize them, they ought to be put 5 cm underneath the axilla, giving path for the elbows to be flexed at a 15 – 30-degree point.

 

Bariatric Crutches  These bolsters have indistinguishable setup from standard supports, just they are made of a heavier obligation material: steel. They are made to such an extent that to help heftier people who require more help than the wooden ones.

How to Use Them

Basic Movement

 

Ideally, crutches are chosen over wheelchairs to give its user more freedom to move; however, either one leg should be healthy or both legs should still be able to provide some sort of support. Otherwise, it would be even more difficult for the user to move around and make his/her situation more burdensome.

 
  1. Shift your weight to your healthier and better functioning leg

     
  2. Position both crutches in front of you, on an area you feel the most stable

     
  3. Swing your entire body forward using your arms, transferring the weight from your leg to your upper body

     
  4. Plant your healthy leg in front of you, keeping stable and shifting the weight from your arms back to your legs

     
  5. Repeat steps 1 – 4

Positioning

 

To properly and comfortably position yourself with your crutches, you must take note of the following:

  • Parallel the handgrips to the hipline and elbows should be bent

     
  • NEVER use your armpits for support! Use the handgrips! This will prevent damage to the nerves and blood vessels in the armpit area

     
  • You can purchase covers or cushions to be placed on the underarm areas for more comfort

     
  • Using one crutch, place the crutches on the side of your weaker leg

Walking

 

For more casual and natural movement, keep these tips in mind when walking:

  • Take your time! Moving too quickly or planting the crutches too far from you could cause unnecessary accidents. Always keep them close to your body

     
  • Maximize the swing! Create momentum and avoid applying unnecessary pressure on either your legs and arms

  • Face forward. Not down

If you’d like to hire our crutches, you may come and visit us at the pharmacy.You may also call us for a 5-minute consultation. If you are interested with the Professional Services that we offer here at Priceline Pharmacy West Brunswick, please fill the form below and we will reply back to you.