Hello there! Unfortunately I am on crutches for next three weeks or so because I pulled my tendon on my right foot. Using crutches in college makes you adjust a couple of things for daily life. So I am here to help you with what I have learned! :)
Eating on Campus
- If you are using two crutches like me, eating in the all-you-can eat cafeteria will not be easy
- To fix this, use the crutch on the opposite side of your injury so you can use you other hand to pick up food
- For me, I use my left hand crutch while picking up plates with my right hand
Doors, Stairs, Navigating
- To open a door (that doesn’t open automatically) first push with your crutch/hand that is the opposite from your injury. Next, keep the door open by placing the tip of the crutch at the bottom of the door. Push open and walk through
- If you have to walk up/down stairs follow the following tip: walk up with your uninjured foot and walk down with your injured foot
- Navigating a busy campus can be crazy but remember to walk as slow as you need to and ignore anyone who gives you an angry glare or tells you to move faster. Also, stop when you need too and please take your time. Teachers will understand if you are a few minutes late
- When in crutches, dressing nicely gets a bit complicated since your shoe options become limited
- When wearing pants and skirts, opt for a comfy flat shoe as flats or flats with a small heel look good with a lot of clothes
- When wearing a dress, choose a flat or sandal that is comfy
- The key with shoes, is comfort and support before beauty as you do not want to injure yourself further because you decided to wear heels
My last piece of advice is to remember to take care of yourself. If that means getting a manicure instead of going to a party, go ahead and do it.
Don’t hesitate to email me or comment here if you have any questions or want further advice!
Blog ya later, color crazies!