So you’ve injured your Ankle? 3 Proven Methods for Boosting your Recovery

August 23, 2017

So you’ve injured your Ankle? 3 Proven Methods for Boosting your Recovery

Dealing with the aftermath of a broken, or sprained ankle can often be frustrating and tedious. There’s the initial pain to contend with, the restrictions of limited mobility, and the anxiety over whether your bone will be able to recover to its former strength and flexibility.

While it may seem like you have no choice but to wait for the healing process to take its own course, there are definitely some steps you can actively take to hasten your road to recovery.

Protein is Key

The caloric demands for healing a bone fracture are immense. While it might seem like you’re lying around doing nothing your body is making extreme metabolic demands that might require up to 6000 calories a day in order to promote proper healing.

When planning your diet it’s important to maintain a healthy balance of nutrients that promote the creation of healthy bone matter. Try to up your protein intake, through lean meats, nuts, eggs and milk. Amino acids in proteins have been proven to enhance the absorption of calcium and an increase in protein is correlated to a 10-20% increase in the rate of healing from surgery.

Get your Vitamins and Minerals

Vitamins are also vitally important to fighting off inflammation in your surrounding muscles and promoting increased absorption of calcium and ultimately formation of bone matter. Vitamin C, is a great anti-oxidant that helps in fighting off inflammation and promotes the production of bone collagen. While Vitamin D helps in calcium absorption and Vitamin K helps to bind the calcium to your bones.

Some important minerals in the healing process are zinc, copper, calcium and phosphorus. Nuts, beans and lentils, leafy green vegetables and fish are all vital sources of these essential minerals providing you with a healthy balance of each of the required elements, so make sure to stock up.

Don’t Put Weight on It!

Perhaps the most important advice you can take from your doctor is to keep your foot elevated whenever possible, and to reduce any load bearing activities that might affect your ankle. At KneeRover®, our specially designed knee scooters will help you stay mobile while still keeping your injured foot clear of any chances of re-injury. The special handle bars on the knee scooter help you to maneuver across any terrain, which means you don’t have to remain cooped up at home anymore.





KneeRover® Comparison

KneeRover® Comparison

The KneeRover® brand offers 12 unique knee walker solutions designed to meet the needs of a wide range of users. The comparison table below, which includes several of our products, can help you find the KneeRover® products that are the best fit for you. Product recommendations are based on your height, knee to floor distance, weight, and intended usage.

For information on any of our newer products that are not included in the comparison table below, please click on any of the following product links: KneeRover® Quad, KneeRover® Pro, KneeRover® Hybrid, KneeRover® Go, KneeRover® Go HybridKneeRover® Quad Jr, and Economy KneeRover®. Or if you prefer, you can call our customer service hotline at 877-737-9877 for personal assistance in helping you find the right KneeRover® products for you.

We offer 7 ALL TERRAIN options within the KneeRover® family. These revolutionary products enable you to navigate all types of outdoor terrain (grass, dirt, gravel, cracks in sidewalks, etc.) and keep you mobile in your home or place of work. Our 7 ALL TERRAIN options have varying sizes and designs to help more people navigate life with no boundaries. To learn more about our All Terrain products, click here.

If you are recovering from a knee injury, we also offer a scooter that enables you to be seated while giving you freedom to move. More information on our Evolution Seated Scooter can be found here.

 

Features & Specs KneeWalker Jr. All Terrain KneeRover® Jr. KneeCycle Steerable Knee Scooter All Terrain KneeRover® Evolution Seated Scooter
GENERAL
Weight (lbs) 18 32 30 27 33 30
Weight Capacity (lbs) 160 250 300 300 350 300
Recommended User Height Range 3’9″ to 5’4″ 4’3″ to 5’9″ 4.9′ to 6’6″ 5′ to 6’6″ 5’6″ to 6’6″ 5″ to 6’6″
Terrain Use Indoor & Some Outdoor ALL TERRAIN Indoor & Some Outdoor Indoor & Some Outdoor ALL TERRAIN Indoor & Some Outdoor
Steerable YES YES YES YES YES YES
Folds for Easy Transport YES YES YES YES YES YES
Color Light Blue & Pink Red Blue Green & Hot Pink Blue Blue
Features & Specs KneeWalker Jr. All Terrain KneeRover® Jr. KneeCycle Steerable Knee Scooter All Terrain KneeRover® Evolution Seated Scooter
DIMENSIONS
Overall Length (inches) 26 29 29 31 36 32
Width (inches) 16 18.25 17.5 16 20 16
Front Axle Width (inches) 16 18.25 17.5 16 20 16
Folded Height (inches) 14.5 16 17 18 18 23
Features & Specs KneeWalker Jr. All Terrain KneeRover® Jr. KneeCycle Steerable Knee Scooter All Terrain KneeRover® Evolution Seated Scooter
KNEE PLATFORM (Distance from ground to top of knee pad)
Lowest Position (inches) 13.5 16 16 17.5 18 24(Seat)
Highest Position (inches) 17.5 19.5 22.5 22 21.5 31 (Seat)
Features & Specs KneeWalker Jr. All Terrain KneeRover® Jr. KneeCycle Steerable Knee Scooter All Terrain KneeRover® Evolution Seated Scooter
KNEE PAD
Width (inches) 5.5 7 7 7 7 N/A
Length (inches) 10 12.5 12.5 12.5 12.5 N/A
Thickness (inches) 3 3 3 3 3 N/A
Features & Specs KneeWalker Jr. All Terrain KneeRover® Jr. KneeCycle Steerable Knee Scooter All Terrain KneeRover® Evolution Seated Scooter
HANDLE BARS
Min Height (inches) 26.5 32 34 29.5 34 33.5
Max Height (inches) 36 38 41 38 41 40.5
Grips Ergo Dynamic Easy Clean Rubber Ergo Dynamic Easy Clean Rubber Ergo Dynamic Easy Clean Rubber Ergo Dynamic Easy Clean Rubber Ergo Dynamic Easy Clean Rubber Ergo Dynamic Easy Clean Rubber
Features & Specs KneeWalker Jr. All Terrain KneeRover® Jr. KneeCycle Steerable Knee Scooter All Terrain KneeRover® Evolution Seated Scooter
WHEELS
Diameter (inches) 6 9 7.5 7.5 12 7.5
Number 4 3 plus Stabilizer Wheel 4 4 3 plus Stabilizer Wheel 4
Type Foam Filled Air Filled Bicycle Tires Solid Non Marking Rubber Solid Non Marking Rubber Air Filled Bicycle Tires Solid Non Marking Rubber
Features & Specs KneeWalker Jr. All Terrain KneeRover® Jr. KneeCycle Steerable Knee Scooter All Terrain KneeRover® Evolution Seated Scooter
BRAKE
Type Rear Drum Brake Rear Bicycle Brake Rear Drum Brake Rear Drum Brake Rear Bicycle Brake Rear Drum Brake
Parking Brake YES YES YES YES YES YES
Features & Specs KneeWalker Jr. All Terrain KneeRover® Jr. KneeCycle Steerable Knee Scooter All Terrain KneeRover® Evolution Seated Scooter
BASKET (INCLUDED)
Dimensions (inches) 9.25 x 6.5 x 7 9.25 x 6.5 x 7 12 x 8 x 8.5 11 x 9 x 8 12 x 8 x 8.5 11 x 9 x 8
Detachable YES YES YES YES YES YES
Features & Specs KneeWalker Jr. All Terrain KneeRover® Jr. KneeCycle Steerable Knee Scooter All Terrain KneeRover® Evolution Seated Scooter
ASSEMBLY
Tool Free Setup YES YES YES YES YES YES