Wednesday, 21 October 2015

How To Carry Food While Using Crutches

Carrying food from the kitchen to your bedroom or living room can be a major hassle when you're on crutches. If you don't have someone around to help you, try this simple technique which can allow you to move relatively freely whilst holding certain types of food.

This method allows you to move the crutch forward whilst holding a plate of food. Simply hook your little finger around the crutch, allowing for you to move the crutch forward whilst holding something with your other four fingers. Obviously, your body weight is not on this hand, but goes onto your armpit on that side. For some, this extra pressure on their arm pit may feel a little uncomfortable. However, for me this was no issue, and this technique made carrying food quite easy.

Try this technique and see if it works for you. Obviously it has its limitations, with it being difficult to carry large plates loaded up with food. When I was new to crutches, I would hold the plate and use my body to swing the crutch forward. It took me a week to figure this out.

If you're looking for something to help you carry drinks and other random items, maybe take a look around for special crutch pouches which come in a variety of sizes to make life a little easier.