iWALK vs Crutches
Crutches suck! Even if you know how to properly use crutches, axillary, or “underarm” crutches not only rub your underarms raw, they also hurt your hands, wrists and arms. Why are crutches still the leading mobility device for lower leg injuries such as broken ankles, ankle sprains, and foot injuries, when they require so much upper body strength, are ineffective for walking, and severely limit your ability to accomplish simple day-to-day tasks? Crutches are the most hated device that anyone will ever have the misfortune of using in their lifetime.
In contrast, the iWALK2.0 hands free crutch is better than crutches. It’s a hands-free, pain-free crutch alternative that solves the problems of the hated, standard crutches. In fact, it is the best crutch alternative available since it uses your leg to support your weight, not your hands and arms. The iWALK2.0 is a highly functional mobility device that gives you the freedom to return to your day-to-day activities unencumbered, so that you can take care of your self, as well as your loved ones while your injuries heal. The iWALK2.0 is more than a crutch, it’s a temporary lower leg! See our iWALk2.0 and Crutches Comparison chart below to see why The iWALK2.0 is the BEST crutch for lower leg injuries!
Will this device work for lower leg injuries?
iWALK2.0: YES – iWALK2.0 is indicated for virtually all lower leg non-weight bearing injuries
Crutches: YES – Crutches are indicated for almost all lower leg non-weight bearing injuries
Will this device eliminate pain in my hands, arms, wrists or underarms?
iWALK2.0: YES – Your hands and arms are completely free, just like normal, so it’s pain free
Crutches: NO – Crutches can be downright brutal on your hands, wrists, arms and underarms.
Will it keep my injury partially elevated?
iWALK2.0: YES – Elevation of the injured area is known to speed healing, and iWALK2.0 provides partial elevation.
Crutches: NO – With crutches, your foot is at ground level – there’s no elevation benefits.
Is this device hands free?
iWALK2.0: YES – iWALK2.0 is 100% hands free, so you can return to a normal, functional, independent lifestyle.
Crutches: NO – Your hands are fully involved in supporting your body weight.
Can you use this device on stairs?
iWALK2.0: YES – We don’t know of a safer mobility device for stairs. Not only are using your legs for balance and support, you have full access to the hand rail.
Crutches: YES –But you have to be extremely careful, as your hands are not free to use the hand rail.
Can you use this device on different terrain (grass, gravel, concrete, carpet, etc.)?
iWALK2.0: YES – You can certainly adapt to different surfaces and terrain in confidence.
Crutches: YES – Provided that you have good strength and balance. Crutches on loose surfaces can be dangerous
Can this device be used in tight spaces (kitchens, bathrooms, etc.)?
iWALK2.0: YES – iWALK2.0 can go where you do. It’s simply a temporary lower leg – you can go where you want and do what you need..
Crutches: YES – While you can navigate tight spaces, you still can’t do anything that involves hands or arms.
Is this device easy to transport?
iWALK2.0: YES – iWALK2.0 is light (4.2 lbs) and compact, and easily fits onto a car seat. Disassembled (2 minutes without tools), it’s about the size of a shoebox.
Crutches: NO – While crutches are better than knee scooters, they are still awkwardly long for transportation and handling.
Will this device enable me to continue my daily activities?
iWALK2.0: YES – You won’t be running any marathons, but iWALK2.0 lets you do just about everything you used to do in your daily routine.
Crutches: NO – Crutches are extremely limiting and you will need assistance for most common daily activities.
Will this device reduce atrophy in my injured leg?
iWALK2.0: YES – All of the muscles of your upper leg are used like normal when walking on the iWALK2.0, so muscle atrophy is significantly reduced.
Crutches: NO – Your injured limb is basically hanging, unused. Muscle atrophy begins immediately and continues throughout your rehabilitation period.
Does this device increase patient compliance?
iWALK2.0: YES – Because you can do all your daily tasks on the iWALK2.0, there’s no need to be non-compliant.
Crutches: NO – Crutches have significant limitations which leaves users little option but to “cheat” (non-compliance).
It’s No Contest – iWALK2.0 is Best!
Now that you’ve done the comparison, you can see why iWALK2.0 makes crutches obsolete. Hands free, pain free, functional mobility is now a reality.