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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.

"I did 3 EPAT treatments and it gave me tremendous relief from my plantar fasciitis. I highly recommend this for anyone who is dealing with PF. Also, the physical therapist Dr. Brook sent me too is fantastic. I am definitely on the mend and so glad I did EPAT."- All H. 5 star all h
"Dr Northcutt is a fantastic physician. My first surgery with him (although painful), went very well. A couple of issues (with his staff) needed to be corrected, I appreciated his calm and professional demeanor and he corrected those issues promptly. He sets the bar high (the mark of a great physician), and that is the key reason why I'm coming back to him to correct my other foot. I would highly recommend him."- She B. 5 star
"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 care."- Joseph B. 5 star
"My experience was a good one from pre-op to post -op. I saw the doctor right before my surgery.He explained the process to me and my husband. The recovery nurse was great. It was neither crowded or chaotic as some day surgery centers. My foot is doing well as I follow instructions. I look forward to my one week progress visit!"- Patricia T.5 star
"I had dealt with a painful foot problem for five months and had seen three different Doctors before seeing an article in D Magazine about Dr. Joel Brook. Dr. Brook took one look at my foot, explained the causes for my pain and set me up on a successful treatment plan. He is very knowledgeable, thorough and exhibits a caring attitude. I highly recommend him."- Ginger W. 5 star
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