Crutches provide temporary support if you're struggling to balance or need to take weight off of one, or both, of your legs.
They can feel more stable and secure than a walking stick, but less than a walking frame.
Learn how to setup, adjust and check your crutches
Learn how to sit to stand and walk with crutches
Learn how to walk with non weight-bearing crutches
Learn how to walk with partial weight-bearing crutches
Learn how to walk with full weight-bearing crutches
Learn how to use crutches and a banister to go up and down stairs
Learn how to use crutches to go up and down stairs without a banister for support
NHS 24 - Opens in new browser window
09 July 2019
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