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A 17-year-old female asked:

have to be on crutches and now have aching arms and blisters on hands! what can i do to help this? tried plasters but don't stay on and achy shoulders

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Dr. Edward Hellman
Orthopedic Surgery 29 years experience
Depends: It depends on the nature of the problem for which you have be on crutches. A wheelchair may be an option if you are having so much trouble. If it is simply a foot or lower leg problem, there is also a device that has wheels on it and you bend your knee and put full weight through your femus and not your lower leg. This requires minimal use of your arms. Talk to your doctor about your options.

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Last updated Oct 11, 2015

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