A mobility aid is a device that supports your weight or helps you to balance when walking. Companies like Drive Medical, Medline, and Trust Care make these devices.
What Kinds of Ambulatory Mobility Aids Are There?
Canes come in different styles. They have one, three, or four points of contact with the ground. Some canes are foldable.
Walkers might have four straight legs or two wheels. Many walkers fold flat for storage.
A rollator is a walker with three or four wheels. It may have a fold-down seat for you to sit on. Some versions, called upright walkers, have forearm rests that come up to elbow height.
Crutches come in underarm or forearm styles. They may take more practice to use correctly than walkers.
A knee walker is an alternative to using crutches if you cannot put weight on one foot. You push yourself along with the other foot, like riding a scooter.