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I saw a man at the grocery store using one of those scooters

that they give you when you have foot or ankle surgery and are non weight bearing on that foot or ankle. His had a basket on the front and he was quite confidently tooling around putting his stuff in the basket. When he went thru checkout the bagger helped him put his things from the basket up on the belt and went out to the car with him. I'll tell you - that scooter is way way better than a wheelchair. Someone else had to have driven him there because it was his rt foot , but otherwise he seemed totally independant.

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Re: I saw a man at the grocery store using one of those scooters

That scooter would put too much pressure on my knee replacements.  

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Re: I saw a man at the grocery store using one of those scooters

He probably did drive but wasn't supposed to. I would have to as I'm single and all my peers work.

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Re: I saw a man at the grocery store using one of those scooters

I think that man drove himself, too😏

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Re: I saw a man at the grocery store using one of those scooters

Yes, that's why stores have them.  They are a courtesy for people who have mobility problems and can't walk up and down the aisle of big stores.  

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Re: I saw a man at the grocery store using one of those scooters

Some people make using the scooters look very easy.  When I broke my leg, I had a scooter for inside the house.  It was a lot better than crutches but for me, it was still very difficult.  Maybe it is an age thing.  I just know that I never want to break another leg or have any ankle issues.  I now go down the stairs holding the rail at all times.  

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Re: I saw a man at the grocery store using one of those scooters

I should check, is the OP posting about the knee scooters or the scooters that you sit down and drive?

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Re: I saw a man at the grocery store using one of those scooters

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After surgery, you’re placed in a boot for total immobility for

roughly 1-2 weeks...meaning No Driving.

 

After the 2nd week, you’re allowed a driving boot which allows

one to drive w/ some flexibility in the foot.

 

The gentleman using the one-legged scooter was probably

using this from day one...and will continue to use it for many weeks 

after the surgery even though he’s driving.

 

How do I know this? I have a wonky toe...and right-foot surgery

is somewhere in my future & I’ve talked w/ a ton of people how

to live with right foot impairment...driving boot w/ scooter.

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Re: I saw a man at the grocery store using one of those scooters


@Chrystaltree wrote:

Yes, that's why stores have them.  They are a courtesy for people who have mobility problems and can't walk up and down the aisle of big stores.  


@ChrystaltreeI think she means this type-I've never seen these in any stores.  Just the sit down type.

 

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Re: I saw a man at the grocery store using one of those scooters

I used a knee scooter for a few months (a few years back), before and then after surgery on my foot (broken). They aren’t the most stable things but it made a huge difference for me.