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iWALK vs Crutches Comparison

We compare crutches with the iWALK2.0.  Crutches require much upper body strength and can hurt hands, wrists and arms if you need to be very mobile. They are ineffective for walking distances and can limit your ability to accomplish simple day-to-day tasks.  Currently crutches are still the leading mobility device for lower leg injuries such as broken ankles and foot injuries.

In contrast, the iWALK2.0 hands free crutch is better than crutches if you need to remain active and mobile. It’s a hands-free, pain-free crutch alternative that solves the problems of standard crutches. In fact, it is the best crutch alternative available.  It uses your leg to support your weight, not your hands and arms.

The iWALK2.0 is a highly functional mobility device that gives you the freedom to return to your day-to-day activities unencumbered.  You can take care of yourself, as well as your loved ones while your injuries heal. The iWALK2.0 is more than a crutch, it’s a temporary lower leg.  See our iWALk2.0 and crutches comparison chart below to see why the iWALK2.0 is the BEST crutch for lower leg injuries!

iWALK2.0Crutches

Will this device work for lower leg injuries?

YES – iWALK2.0 is indicated for virtually all lower leg non-weight bearing injuriesYES – Crutches are indicated for almost all lower leg non-weight bearing injuries

Will this device eliminate pain in my hands, arms, wrists or underarms?

YES – Your hands and arms are completely free, just like normal, so it’s pain freeNO – Crutches can be downright brutal on your hands, wrists, arms and underarms

Will it keep my injury partially elevated?

YES – Elevation of the injured area is known to speed healing, and iWALK2.0 provides partial elevationNO – With crutches, your foot is at ground level – there’s no elevation benefits

Is this device hands free?

YES – iWALK2.0 is 100% hands free, so you can return to a normal, functional, independent lifestyleNO – Your hands are fully involved in supporting your body weight

Can you use this device on stairs?

YES – We don’t know of a safer mobility device for stairs. Not only are using your legs for balance and support, you have full access to the hand railYES – But you have to be extremely careful, as your hands are not free to use the hand rail

Can you use this device on different terrain – grass, gravel, concrete, carpet, etc?

YES  You can certainly adapt to different surfaces and terrain in confidenceYES  Provided that you have good strength and balance. Crutches on loose surfaces can be dangerous

Can this device be used in tight spaces – kitchens, bathrooms, etc?

YES – iWALK2.0 can go where you do. It’s simply a temporary lower leg – you can go where you want and do what you needYES – While you can navigate tight spaces, you still can’t do anything that involves hands or arms

Is this device easy to transport?

YES – iWALK2.0 is light (4.2 lbs) and compact, and easily fits onto a car seat. Disassembled (2 minutes without tools), it’s about the size of a shoeboxNO – While crutches are better than knee scooters, they are still awkwardly long for transportation and handling

Will this device enable me to continue my daily activities?

YES – You won’t be running any marathons, but iWALK2.0 lets you do just about everything you used to do in your daily routineNO – Crutches are extremely limiting and you will need assistance for most common daily activities

Will this device reduce atrophy in my injured leg?

YES – All of the muscles of your upper leg are used like normal when walking on the iWALK2.0, so muscle atrophy is significantly reducedNO – Your injured limb is basically hanging, unused. Muscle atrophy begins immediately and continues throughout your rehabilitation period

Does this device increase patient compliance?

YES – Because you can do all your daily tasks on the iWALK2.0, there’s no need to be non-compliantNO – Crutches have significant limitations which leaves users little option but to “cheat” (non-compliance)
iWALK2.0Crutches
Will this device work for lower leg injuries?YES – iWALK2.0 is indicated for virtually all lower leg non-weight bearing injuriesYES – Crutches are indicated for almost all lower leg non-weight bearing injuries
Will this device eliminate pain in my hands, arms, wrists or underarms?YES – Your hands and arms are completely free, just like normal, so it’s pain freeNO – Crutches can be downright brutal on your hands, wrists, arms and underarms
Will it keep my injury partially elevated?YES – Elevation of the injured area is known to speed healing, and iWALK2.0 provides partial elevationNO – With crutches, your foot is at ground level – there’s no elevation benefits
Is this device hands free?YES – iWALK2.0 is 100% hands free, so you can return to a normal, functional, independent lifestyleNO – Your hands are fully involved in supporting your body weight
Can you use this device on stairs?YES – We don’t know of a safer mobility device for stairs. Not only are using your legs for balance and support, you have full access to the hand railYES – But you have to be extremely careful, as your hands are not free to use the hand rail
Can you use this device on different terrain – grass, gravel, concrete, carpet, etc?YES  You can certainly adapt to different surfaces and terrain in confidenceYES  Provided that you have good strength and balance. Crutches on loose surfaces can be dangerous
Can this device be used in tight spaces – kitchens, bathrooms, etc?YES – iWALK2.0 can go where you do. It’s simply a temporary lower leg – you can go where you want and do what you needYES – While you can navigate tight spaces, you still can’t do anything that involves hands or arms
Is this device easy to transport?YES – iWALK2.0 is light (4.2 lbs) and compact, and easily fits onto a car seat. Disassembled (2 minutes without tools), it’s about the size of a shoeboxNO – While crutches are better than knee scooters, they are still awkwardly long for transportation and handling
Will this device enable me to continue my daily activities?YES – You won’t be running any marathons, but iWALK2.0 lets you do just about everything you used to do in your daily routineNO – Crutches are extremely limiting and you will need assistance for most common daily activities
Will this device reduce atrophy in my injured leg?YES – All of the muscles of your upper leg are used like normal when walking on the iWALK2.0, so muscle atrophy is significantly reducedNO – Your injured limb is basically hanging, unused. Muscle atrophy begins immediately and continues throughout your rehabilitation period
Does this device increase patient compliance?YES – Because you can do all your daily tasks on the iWALK2.0, there’s no need to be non-compliantNO – Crutches have significant limitations which leaves users little option but to “cheat” (non-compliance)

It’s No Contest – iWALK2.0 is Best!

Now that you’ve done the comparison, you can see why iWALK2.0 makes crutches obsolete. Hands free, pain free, functional mobility is now a reality