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Dr. Susan Rhoads
38 years experience Family Medicine
Yeppers!: Several types, all with more or less extra features. See a general discussion: http://www.emedicinehealth.com/crutches/page2_em.htm

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Dr. Phil Zapanta
21 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Hernia: Assuming you are having pain in your groin area when you cough, you may have a hernia. You need to see your doctor for a proper evaluation.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Clark Pillsbury
34 years experience Podiatry
Carefully: Sit down and move up one flight of stairs at a time is with the worst case. Or up with good foot and down with the bad foot. Bend forward slightly and ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
That depends: Here is a good article that discusses pain that can develop in different areas as a result of crutch use/ casting. http://www.stmwellness.com/sorenes ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Supports wt.: Crutches are used to help support a person's weight if they need to ambulate without placing weight or on - or using one of their lower extremities.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Clark Pillsbury
34 years experience Podiatry
Very carefully: Sit down and move yourself down one step at a time if you have poor balance or weak upper arm strength. Using crutches, carefully balance yourself, pl ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Mund
46 years experience Rheumatology
Rarely: It is rare that a person with gout will need crutches. At times during the acute attack, especially involving the great toe or knee the joint is so pa ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Please have this: Set by the cast clinic or orthopedic surgeon's clinic. It is important that the height be set specifically for you.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Tepper
25 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
A few choices: Crutches for elderly patients may be challenging. A walker may be a better choice. The types of crutches include axillary or under arm-pit, platform ... Read More
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Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
35 years experience Pediatrics
The only way...: ...Alcohol keeps any family together is when they are all too drunk to crawl away from the table. It is, bar none, the greatest threat to any family, ... Read More

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