Sonntag, 16. August 2009

*Crutches*

Seeing as how I'm a bit of a cripple myself right now (who knew physical therapy would do that to you?) and a friend of mine who is currently a gimp just spent the last few days here, it's about time to write about crutches.

In America, most people have the crutches that go in your armpits. Very few people have the ones that you hold in your hands, and if they do, they're old guys with replaced hips or knees. Thus, I was surprised when I first saw young people in Germany using what I always viewed as old-people crutches. I thought it was just an exception until I realized no one ever had the kind of crutches I thought were normal.
I asked my friend about it, and he said that the armpit ones must be very uncomfortable. I wonder which ones help you to stand up the straightest.

Kommentare:

Sebastián Moncho hat gesagt…

The traditional crutches looks to be more confortable than the armpit ones. With the first one you've only to make force on the lower part of your arm. And with the second one you must move the complete arm to walk.

Melissa hat gesagt…

My mother in law used the hand ones when she got her knees replaced and said they were much better and easier to use the the armpit ones.

Karolina hat gesagt…

Hi Michelle! That is funny! When I saw those armpit-crutches the first time I thought to myself... those Americans are weird... haha! :) They have tons of them at the Humanitarian Center in Salt Lake, so I thought those were the ones they give to the old or the diseased people since the leper guy has them in Bible-paintings. :) Anyways, I guess it's just a matter of what you're used to. :)

kiwi in france hat gesagt…

We have these ones in NZ! I always think that the armpit ones look really really uncomfortable!

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