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Knee Walkers: Helpful Tools for Recovery!

Are you struggling to get around after a foot or ankle injury?

If you have sustained an injury recently that needs to heal or had surgery to correct a foot or ankle problem, the right rehabilitation is essential. A big part of the treatment and rehabilitation process is immobilization and often periods of non-weight bearing.

This is not always an easy thing to handle as most of us lead very busy lives. Having to keep weight off of a foot can limit where you are able to go, how you get there, and how much you can do. When patients of Drs. Joel Brook and David Northcutt, foot specialists in Dallas, TX, have to live with a period of non-weight bearing, knee walkers are often encouraged.

There are many benefits to using a knee walker over crutches when you need to stay off one of your feet:

  • Your shoulders, arms and hands do not get fatigued as they do with crutches.
  • The knee pad ensures your leg is properly elevated and supported.
  • You can remain hands free when standing.
  • With crutches, the foot is often dangling making it prone to re-injury.
  • A knee walker enables you to stay balanced, while crutches are often cumbersome and hard to coordinate.
  • A knee pad uses both legs to balance so muscle atrophy isn’t as likely
  • When using a knee pad, you stay in an upright position which reduces back strain.

Whether you are struggling with crutches or have a surgery coming up, please talk to our podiatrists about using a knee walker. It can make your recovery time that much easier to handle. Call us today at (972) 566-7474 in Dallas, TX or (972) 943-3323 in Plano, TX or set up an appointment with our knowledgable and compassionate podiatrists online today.

Your Top-Rated Podiatrist in Dallas & Beyond

The doctor has great “bedside manners” when talking to patients. Great staff and comfortable atmosphere.

Derrick W.

The staff at Dallas Podiatry Works could not have been more courteous, helpful, and professional in doing their job. They made me feel comfortable when I was there, which is certainly appreciated. They answered all the questions that I had and just made each visit the most pleasurable that it could be. I would highly recommend them to anyone needing this type of foot care.

Joseph B.

I would highly recommend Dr. Brook to anyone with foot problems–especially problems that stump other podiatrists. He really is very caring and very knowledgeable.

Jeannette H.

Dr. Joel Brook and the staff were nice and helpful. Though I was a new patient, I got right in as soon as they were open in my preferred location. They diagnosed the problem and provided medicines along with a perfect gel bandage so I could keep exercising while my toes healed. My toes already hurt less and look a little better each day. If I have future issues, I will be a repeat customer. Here’s hoping I don’t, but at least I know my feet are in good hands.

Meryl E.

I visited this office for an ingrown toe nail a few years ago. After seeing another doctor, who made it worse, he referred me to Dallas Podiatry Works. The doctor there was able to fix my problem. I’m not great with reviews, all I can tell you is that this doctor and staff will have you up and running or doing whatever it is you do in no time. You will be in great hands. You’d be a fool not to use this doctor. Now its time to visit him again for the other toe.

Google User

Been having bad ankle pains for 6 months was referred here and it was a great visit ladies in the front desk medical assistants and the Doctor were all very friendly and make you feel very comfortable.

Elizabeth G.

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