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    16 Ways To Make Crutches Suck Less

    The struggle is real.

    Crutches suck, really badly.

    1. Take breaks often.

    2. Get a rucksack.

    3. And don't forget your flask.

    4. Invest in a cast protector.


    Get a cast protector. Limbo do some good ones that allow you to submerge your leg fully. Buy a shower stool or sturdy plastic stool from your local pound shop to sit on in the shower and if you need to, rest your leg on a bucket while you shower. Glamorous!

    5. And crutch grips will save your life.


    Crutch grips will help you get around and absorb the impact on your hands. Oarsome do a great rubber sleeve that cushions impact and makes you feel more secure on your crutches. Or try Flexivity gel-pad grips for adjustable cushioning while you're out and about.

    Be sure to get the right size for your type of crutches.

    6. Think about where you'll be sitting.

    7. Tupperware is your new bestie.

    8. Eat right to help your body.

    9. Get your vitamins too.

    10. But sometimes, takeaways are your friend.

    11. Have a strategy for stairs.

    12. Don't get worried if you have to use a needle.

    13. Keep on moving!

    14. Take help where you can get it.

    15. Let your body guide you.

    16. And take wisdom from Sheryl Crow.

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