Re: How to use one crutch
Unaffected side, in your case left, is correct. When your left foot is off the ground, weight that would be all on your right foot is now divided between left and right side.
You may need more practice or it may not be time yet for this. Also, some patients try to use the crutch under the shoulder for support, but it should be your arm and shoulder lifting your weight.
Last edited by dexatech; 10-04-2011 at 10:01 AM.