A leg lifter is a self-help strap that assists you in lifting your weak or injured leg securely on to or off a bed, couch, wheelchair, etc.
Using a leg lifter can help relieve some pain that you might have associated with an injury, post-op, or weak muscles.
It's one of the best and simple tools you can buy to assist yourself if you've recently had a hip or knee replacement. It's essential to have one when you need assistance with your leg, and you don't have anyone around to help you. And even if you do, it can help boost your confidence. More on that below.
What does a leg lifter strap look like?
A leg lifter is a long nylon strap supported by a flexible metal rod inside. It has two firm and flexible nylon loops on both ends. The larger rigid loop is for your foot, and the other softer loop is for your hand to have a secure grip.
A leg lifter straps are useful for people who need support after they've had a:
• hip surgery
• total hip replacement
• knee surgery
• total knee replacement
• had a stroke and have one side affected
Users have shared that their leg lifter has been essential for moving their legs on and off bed. They've also expressed how helpful it was to get in and out off cars, wheelchair, and shower chairs in their tubs.
For those who need to have their legs elevated to relieve swelling, a leg lifter can help you lift your leg on your own.
This leg assist strap is used for physical therapy, post surgery, or as a mobility aid.
How to use a leg lifter.
A leg lifter is straightforward to use:
1. First, always make sure to be in a secure and stable seated or lying position.
2. Put the big loop over your foot.
3. Then, put your hand through the second hand loop and hold onto the strap.
4. Gently lift your leg into the desired position.