(HealthDay News) -- To use crutches safely, be sure they fit you properly. Also use care when carrying objects, says the Ohio State University Medical Center.
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To prevent falls, the center encourages those on crutches to:
- Clean the crutch tips often.
- Put away all throw rugs on the floor.
- Take your time. Do not try to walk too fast.
- Look ahead. Do not look at your feet while walking.
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