Crutches hurt and are hard to walk in. Navigating stairs on crutches is dangerous. Underarms get bruised and rubbed raw. Crutches make your arms and shoulders fatigue. Traditional underarm crutches can be painful, especially if they are not fitted correctly. There are many nerve endings in the armpit, and they get irritated and sore, sometimes even causing shoulder and neck pain.
If you are using crutches for an extended period of time and you are mobile on them quite a bit, your wrists will ache and you can even end up with a serious condition like carpal tunnel. The pads help when exploring how to make crutches more comfortable, but won’t prevent sore hands from crutches.
The iWALK2.0 is the best solution for non-weight bearing lower leg injuries. iWALK2.0 is easy to learn, economical to own, is pain-free and provides unsurpassed mobility. The iWALK2.0 is also well-cushioned for comfort, and you use the same upper leg muscles that you normally would, so there is no unusual strain on any body part like there is with standard crutches. And its unique design allows you to carry out everyday tasks with more confidence and less risk of further injury.
These new age hands-free crutches had an old school beginning. In the late 1990s, a Canadian farmer fell from his roof and broke his ankle. There is no personal time off in farming, so he propped his knee on a stool so he could continue working. He realized it would be great if the stool could just move with him, so he built the prototype of what would become the iWALK out of wood. The rest is mobility history.
A lower leg injury or surgery can be so frustrating, especially when you must now lead a non-weight-bearing life. How can you walk on a sprained ankle without causing more damage? Enter iWALK2.0. The iWALK2.0 knee walker can be used after surgery to instantly bring back your mobility.
The incredible design of the iWALK2.0 lets you get back to work more quickly and continue to lead an active life. You can walk, work, dance, do yoga—pretty much anything you could do before your injury or surgery recovery.
Dandre is one of many satisfied iWALK2.0 customers that tell the life-changing tale of ditching traditional crutches for our hands-free crutch design.
By using the iWALK2.0, you can also keep up with everyday chores like grocery shopping and laundry. You can carry a cup of coffee without spilling it all over yourself. You can continue to carry your young children.
Everyday activities are impossible on traditional crutches or knee scooters. With iWALK2.0 you can immediately get back to your routine. So whether you’re pushing a shopping cart, going up or down stairs, carrying a cup of coffee, walking the dog, the iWALK2.0 gives you your life back on crutches that don’t hurt.
The iWALK2.0 has an adjustable handle at knee level that not only helps when you are first learning to walk with the iWALK, but also adds stability in special situations like using stairs or on slippery surfaces.
Traditional standard crutches are a nightmare in bad weather. Rain, snow, and ice are nearly impossible to navigate, and wet floors become treacherous. Not so with the iWALK2.0. Our patented Foot has a Vibram™ pad that is superior to conventional crutch tips. The Foot is also offset to the outside, making it more stable.