Will I hurt my knee if i use the iWALK2.0 Crutch?
No. There is a common misconception that you are kneeling on your knee when using iWALK2.0, but this isn’t correct. Only your shin comes in contact with the knee platform (perhaps we should have called it the shin platform?). When the knee is bent 90 degrees, the patellar region is not in contact with the platform and thus does not bear any direct weight when using the iWALK2.0.
In some instances the iWALK2.0 can cause localised soreness in the tibial tuberocity, which is the area of the shin directly below the knee.
For most people, the transition from the knee to the shin (tibia) is fairly straight, but some people have a pronounced bump. In extreme cases, the size of this protrusion is more than the standard foam padding on the iWALK2.0 can support, which can result in a localised and painful ‘hot spot’.
This can also occur when using a boot or cast, as in some cases the top edge can be uncomfortably pushed into the shin.
For this reason we include a free foam pad with every order which can be cut to size and used to alleviate these issues.