RollerFoot Is Good For Your Leg Muscles
Using RollerFoot strengthens muscles in your injured leg like no other mobility device. RollerFoot strengthens and stimulates the upper leg muscles in the injured leg during the no-weight bearing period.
Crutches And Your Leg Muscles
While on crutches, the patient loses muscle weight and strength in the injured leg due to total inactivity. The muscle atrophy can be significant over the period of 6, 8 or more weeks. It may require a lengthy physical therapy treatment period to restore the full function of the leg once the cast is removed.
At the same time your good leg is overworked, its muscles are now doing twice the work at twice the load. This results in fatigue and pain in the joint of the healthy leg. To avoid that and the hurting of your arms and hands, you tend to stop moving that much, which leads to more total inactivity for the body.
RollerFoot Exercises Your Leg Muscles
RollerFoot makes your big front thigh muscles and the inside thigh muscles work intensely all the time, which results in active blood circulation through those muscles, keeping them in good working shape. This also have a positive effect on the healing process down in the foot area and reduce the rehabilitation period afterwards.
RollerFoot also distributes the body weight evenly between both legs, without overloading and overworking the healthy leg.
How Does RollerFoot Work On Muscles?
Why is the RollerFoot best in stimulating those muscles? It is due to its hands-free design.
Because there is no handle bar on the RollerFoot, your hands don’t help you keep your body upright and your buttock from landing on your bent-up leg. You have to rely on your front thigh muscle to do that job.
You also have to keep your hips together while moving or standing on the RollerFoot, so your inner thigh muscles on both sides work all the time.
Your back and the buttock muscles are also get a work-out on the RollerFoot since they are engaged in keeping your body upright. No handle bar to lean on.
This results in a lot of blood circulation and work-out for those muscles. And they are the biggest muscles in your body! So, by the time you’re allowed to start putting weight on your foot, your biggest muscles are ready to keep you upright and moving. The only muscle you will need to work on to restore its function is the calf. But it should be easier to do since the biggest muscle next to it has been working all this time.
Other Knee Scooters/Walkers
All knee scooters (knee walkers) with a handle bar heavily rely on patient’s arms muscles to lift and keep the body upright. As a result your arms and shoulder muscles are working out, while the big thigh muscle in the injured leg is under loaded.
Also, the inner leg muscles are not working that much because side force of the push from the step is compensated by the steering mechanism and, again, by the arms of the patient.