- They rent for about $140 per month and most insurers don't cover them.
- They are NOT as stable as you may have been led to believe, they can and do tip. This might have been prevented had I been given more than the most basic instruction or at the very least, a manual. Despite the warning sticker on the knealer, to "Read Users Manual Befor Operating", they did not have one for me. Also when I asked the therapist for more hands-on instruction, he just blew me off with "that's advanced" and left the room. I'm not thrilled with Summit Therapeutics at the Center.
- After about a month, I'm doing pretty well with the knealer I have, but it is quite heavy for getting in and out of the car.
- When you reach the stage of having a hard resin cast on your lower leg, kneeling on it is very painful unless you slip some foam down the front of your cast.
Wednesday, March 24, 2010
Knealers, the good and bad
Knealers are a good alternative to crutches, most of the time. They don't do steps so you will still need crutches occasionally. Here are some need to knows about knealers: