Crutch Instructions


Why do I need crutches? Crutches are tools that provide support and balance when you walk. You may need 1 or 2 crutches to help support your body weight. You may need crutches if you had surgery or an injury that affects your ability to walk.

How do I use crutches safely?

How do I walk with crutches?

How do I go up stairs with crutches?

How do I go down stairs with crutches?

How do I sit in a chair with crutches?

How do I get up from a chair with crutches?

When should I contact my caregiver?

When should I seek immediate care or call 911?


You have the right to help plan your care. Learn about your health condition and how it may be treated. Discuss treatment options with your caregivers to decide what care you want to receive. You always have the right to refuse treatment. The above information is an educational aid only. It is not intended as medical advice for individual conditions or treatments. Talk to your doctor, nurse or pharmacist before following any medical regimen to see if it is safe and effective for you.

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