Walking Aids

Walking aid in use

Walking Aids


There might come a time when you need extra support in order to be independently mobile. Whether you’ve suffered an injury or you’re living with a disability, the assistance of a walking aid can prove extremely useful. You don’t need to worry about your freedom being in jeopardy because there are various mobility aids to choose from these days. Not only will a walking aid boost your quality of life, but it’ll also improve your confidence levels. More importantly, you’ll experience much less pain and discomfort when you go from place to place. Here at 21st Century Medical Supplies, we are proud to offer a wide range of mobility aids for our customers.

The type of walking aid you choose will depend on your individual needs. Some of the most common choices include a walker, a cane, or crutches. A walker consists of four legs that offer maximum stability and support for those who require assistance in balancing and walking. Canes are a good option for those who need support for body weight so they can lighten the load on their legs and upper body. Crutches are ideal for users who need to transfer weight from their legs to the upper body.

Give us a call or stop by 21st Century Medical Supplies in Lanham, Maryland today! We’d be happy to answer any questions you might have about mobility aids. In addition, we can help you figure out which product will be best for your lifestyle needs.

Rollators

If you tend to experience weakness while standing or you require extra support when you’re walking, a rollator can be a great solution. This device is frequently referred to as a rolling walker or wheeled walker. The device comes with four legs that have wheels, so it can slide forward as you walk. This means you won’t have to worry about lifting the rollator to move it forward with each step. If you struggle to use a walker because you cannot lift it, this might be the better choice for you. However, you should not rely on a rollator to support your body weight as it can lead to falls. A rollator comes with a seat and some models have removable backs that offer superior balance while sitting.



  

Walkers

You’re probably somewhat familiar with walkers as they’re one of the most popular walking aids on the market. Standard models consist of a metal or aluminum frame with four sturdy legs that remain on the ground as you move. You’ll be responsible for lifting your walker forward as you move, which means you’ll need adequate upper body strength to use this device. Keep in mind that while the legs on walkers don’t typically come with wheels, there are accessories available that enable it to slide forward. This will eliminate the need for lifting the walker. This walking aid is often recommended for users who struggle with balance and are at risk of falling. A walker will provide partial body weight support and stability.

 

Crutches

If you tend to experience weakness while standing or you require extra support when you’re walking, a rollator can be a great solution. This device is frequently referred to as a rolling walker or wheeled walker. The device comes with four legs that have wheels, so it can slide forward as you walk. This means you won’t have to worry about lifting the rollator to move it forward with each step. If you struggle to use a walker because you cannot lift it, this might be the better choice for you. However, you should not rely on a rollator to support your body weight as it can lead to falls. A rollator comes with a seat and some models have removable backs that offer superior balance while sitting.

 


 

Visit us at 21st Century Medical Supplies in Lanham, MD to find the right walking aid for your needs!