• 5 REHABILITATION EXERCISES FOR YOUR SPRAINED ANKLE

    The first step to recovering from nasty ankle sprains is always rest and recovery. Doctors advise liberal application of ice, compression and constant elevation to promote healing and reduce inflammation. The Elenker® is a great tool for ensuring you stay mobile, and prevent any weight falling on your damaged ankle. But as your recovery continues, it’s critical that you undertake some light exercise to ensure your ankle heals completely, and doesn’t get injured again. Resistance Exercises Up and Down At the very early stages of your recovery -- when your ankle is still being iced constantly and you’re...
  • THE 4 BEST EXERCISES FOR AGING KNEES

    As we age, the pressure we put on our knees and other joints accumulates and causes pain any time we move. The good news is, you can maintain an active lifestyle and avoid this pain. Take a look at these four exercises for that will alleviate the pain associated with aging knees. Walking Going for a walk is the easiest way to stay active without putting a lot of pressure on your joints. All it takes is 15–45 minutes of walking each day to reap the benefits of walking. The best part about walking is you can...
  • MOVE OVER CRUTCHES

    Crutches have always been the foremost choice for patients that have either long term or short term disabling injuries. These crutches help shift the body weight from the injured leg to the upper body region and provide an expedited route of recovery to patients all around the world. Even though the applications of crutches are endless, they do have certain drawbacks. Some of the most prominent drawbacks of crutches are mentioned below, Low levels of comfort Reduces mobility by a substantial margin Could cause Axillary nerve damage Does not provide any stability on rough surfaces Probability...
  • 4 REASONS WHY YOU NEED TO USE A KNEE SCOOTER AFTER INJURY

    Recovering from the effects of a devastating ankle, knee or foot injury and possible surgery can be extremely frustrating. For most people, staying off their feet indefinitely just isn’t a viable option, with requirements for work, school and home ever-present. Until recently the only options for ensuring you could stay mobile were crutches and wheelchairs, each presenting its fair share of issues. With a knee scooter, those issues are a thing of the past. Control and Maneuverability With the Elenker®, you have an unprecedented amount of flexibility indoors and outdoors. Unlike wheelchairs, and painstakingly slow crutches, with...
  • WHAT IS A KNEE WALKER?

    WHAT IS A KNEE WALKER?
    WE OFFER THE BROADEST SELECTION AND MOST INNOVATIVE KNEE WALKERS/KNEE SCOOTERS Knee Walkers are a medical mobility device (also referred to as Knee Scooters or Mobility Scooters) that provide a safe, comfortable, and easy-to-maneuver alternative to crutches for those recovering from below the knee injury or surgery, which requires the foot and/or leg to be non-weight bearing during recovery. Knee Walkers are designed for weight-bearing relief for those who have injuries that include: fractures, diabetic wounds/ulcers, torn Achilles’ tendon, sprained ankles, or surgery to the foot/ankle. They can also be used for partial or complete amputations of the...
  • SAFELY OPERATE A KNEE WALKER

    Safety First! How to Safely operate a Knee Walker Before operating a knee walker, read through the Owner’s Manual to ensure that the unit is assembled as per the manufacturer’s provided instructions. This is also a good place to get acquainted with the various parts and controls, as well as precautions. Most knee walkers, including all of our Elenker® products, feature an adjustable knee pad and handlebar height to ensure you can dial in the most comfortable operation with proper posture. Please see the image below which demonstrates proper posture. You will notice that the handlebar is...
  • TIPS AND TRICKS FOR SPEEDING UP YOUR RECOVERY FROM ANKLE INJURY

      If you play sports at any level -- from novice to professional -- chances are that at some point in your athletic career, you’ve experienced an ankle injury. Every day 25,000 Americans injure their ankles and a full half of these sprains are a result of athletic activity. But no matter how you stressed the ligaments, tendons or bones of your ankle, the result is either having to walk around on a swollen ankle for several weeks, or contending with the dreaded doctor-applied walking boot for about the same amount of time. For those of...
  • KNEE WALKERS MEASURING TIPS

    For the most comfortable and safest operation it is important to get properly measured before attempting to select your ideal knee walker. Height ranges provided by manufacturers are intended to serve as a general guide, but since everyone’s legs and torsos are different proportions, measurement is the best way to be sure. When measuring, we recommend wearing shoes that you will wear while operating the knee walker. FOR AN ACCURATE MEASUREMENT YOU WILL NEED: A tape measure Something solid to safely balance yourself with, such as a chair or counter An assistant to take the measurement is recommended...
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