Leg support crutches: These are like a knee scooter where the affected leg is strapped into a support frame on wheels. Leg support crutches are particularly useful for below the knee injuries or postoperatively after below-the-knee surgery that affect one leg only.
Strutter crutch: This crutch is a type of underarm crutch that has larger crutch tips that remain flat on the floor. This allows for improved weight distribution and more even walking gait. Leg support crutches: These are like a knee scooter where the affected leg is strapped into a support frame on wheels.
Walking With One Crutch General Directions for Walking with a Crutch. Place the crutch under your arm. Squeeze it to the side of your body. Move the crutch 6 to 12 inches ahead. It should be slightly away from your body. Push down on the hand grip. Step past the crutch. Support your weight with your hand and not under your arm.
Place crutches forward. Step with weaker leg. Step with stronger leg. Tips for walking with crutches. Carry items in a backpack. Do not hang or lean on your crutches. Support all your weight on your hands, not under your arms ; Maintain good posture when walking. Wear shoes that fit well, support your feet, and are comfortable.