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Embrace it: Quotes About Disability

Embrace it: Quotes About Disabilities

The first thing a person must do is to embrace the situation and the settings around. There is great power within each person no matter with disability or without. Promise yourself to look forward and make the best out of the hand you’ve been dealt.

Learn to adapt and rock your disability bravely, enjoy the improvement and aspire for more. It is important to focus on what lies ahead and not let the circumstance stop you.

Remind yourself of how powerful you are and embrace your situation as you read these quotes about embracing your disability.


Your present circumstances don't determine where you can go; they merely determine where you start.

Nido Qubein is the President of High Point University, an American/Jordanian businessman and motivational speaker. The hand you’ve been dealt doesn’t necessarily determine the outcome of the game. Do not limit yourself by what you have right now, recognize your strength and aspire to build the life you dream of.

Aerodynamically the bumblebee shouldn't be able to fly. But the bumblebee doesn't know that so it goes on flying anyway.

Mary Kay Ash was an American businesswoman and creator of the largest cosmetic companies in the world. She was a  feminine-looking role model and helped many women achieve great results.

If you're going through hell, keep going.


You play the hand you’re dealt. I think the game’s worthwhile.

We, the ones who are challenged, need to be heard. To be seen not as a disability, but as a person who has and will continue to bloom. To be seen not only as a handicap but as a well intact human being.

My advice to other disabled people would be, concentrate on things your disability doesn’t prevent you doing well and don’t regret the things it interferes with. Don’t be disabled in spirit as well as physically.


It is a waste of time to be angry about my disability. One has to get on with life and I haven’t done badly. People won’t have time for you if you are always angry or complaining.

Do not waste your life regretting the presented situation, rather aspire to change it and move forward. Focus on finding solutions, not the problem. 

However difficult life may seem, there is always something you can do and succeed at.

Remember that there is always a way to reach your destination. No matter how difficult things may appear, keep putting in effort and a path will present itself for you.

When you can’t change the direction of the wind — adjust your sails.

H. Jackson Brown was an American novelist, known for his inspirational books. writer of New York Times’ bestseller: Life’s Little Instruction Book.   


Just because a man lacks the use of his eyes doesn’t mean he lacks vision.

Stevland Hardaway Morris, known as Stevie Wonder. He is an American musician. Despite losing his sight shortly after being born, he renovated the music culture and inspired people through his songs.

Use the skills that I have got. Do not focus on what I have not. Of course, I am aware of my limitations. Yet, I am a part of God’s wonderful creation.

William E. Lightbourne is an American pastor and an advocate for persons with disabilities. Within his lines, he urges to focus on the positive side and use unique set of skills. Do not feel helpless for the things you do not have, rather rely on your strong points and make the best out of them. 


If you get into what's missing, you don't appreciate what you have.

Donald J. Trump is a politician, businessman and is the 45th President of the United States.

But pain... seems to be an insufficient reason not to embrace life. Being dead is quite painless. Pain, like time, is going to come on regardless. Question is, what glorious moments can you win from life in addition to the pain.

Lois McMaster Bujold is a science fiction writer. Her work granted her to win the Hugo Award for best novel four times

Disability doesn’t make you exceptional, but questioning what you think you know about it does

Stella Young is an Australian comedian and activist for disabled people’s rights. She was born with osteogenesis imperfecta which made her aspire to change how society views people with disabilities

One of the most ignored disabilities on earth is allowing one’s thoughts to discourage one from taking advantage of one’s abilities in life.

Your thoughts are the fuel to your will. Your mindset and the thing you believe in have an impeccable impact on your life and in order to succeed, one must not let his inner thoughts discourage him.


Once we accept our limits, we go beyond them.

Albert Einstein, one of the most famous theoretical physicists. made great contributions in several fields and also the discoverer of relativity theory. Learn to accept reality and current situation. It is only you have accepted the circumstance can you begin to fetch solutions.

My advice to other disabled people would be, to concentrate on things your disability doesn’t prevent you from doing well and don’t regret the things it interferes with. Don’t be disabled in spirit as well as physically.

Final Words

Embracing your circumstances, disability or not, is the first step towards realizing your inner strength. Always remind yourself of how capable and strong you are to take control of the situation and find new ways. Most importantly, promise yourself to move forward and make the most of your situation.

It doesn’t matter what your disability may be. Embrace it with courage, adapt, and strive for personal growth. Focus on what lies ahead, and don’t let your circumstances hold you back. As you read these quotes, remind yourself of your of how strong you really are and remember that the future is filled with limitless possibilities.

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Empowering Quotes About Disability

Empowering Quotes About Disability Inclusion

Societies need to start taking a closer look at people struggling with disabilities.

A disability should not define a person and communities should start embracing it. People with disability require all the support that can be offered and the recognition that’s deserve. We must not label a disability as a sign of inability, for where there is a will, there is a way.

The need to welcome individuals with disabilities and their own unique skill sets is very important. So let’s explore these quotes about disability inclusion that empowers people with disabilities.

There is no greater disability in society than the inability to see a person as more.

A lot of people within our communities are too hung up observing one’s disabilities thatcher the true values and character one holds within himself.

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When you focus on someone’s disability you’ll overlook their abilities, beauty and uniqueness. Once you learn to accept and love them for who they are, you subconsciously learn to love yourself unconditionally.

Yvonne Pierre, The Day My Soul Cried: A Memoir. She’s a writer, producer and advocate for human rights. Being a survivor, she uses her voice to make a change.

Compassion, acceptance and LOVE is the cure to MOST of the issues that plague this world.

Communities need to overlook their differences and accept one another. Love and care for others are what creates harmony and peace.

Disability is natural. We must stop believing that disabilities keep a person from doing something. Because that’s not true . . . Having a disability doesn’t stop me from doing anything.

The Benjamin Snow, Grade 8 student in his essay “Attitudes About People with Disabilities”, he is an actor and a writer, known for his part in A Spark in Nothing.

If we are to achieve a richer culture, we must weave one in which each diverse human gift will find a fitting place.

Margaret Meade was an American cultural anthropologist who was also an author and speaker about societal issues.


The moral test of government is how that government treats those who are in the dawn of life, the children; those who are in the twilight of life, the elderly; and those who are in the shadows of life, the sick, the needy and the handicapped.

Hubert Humphrey Served as the 38th vice president of the United States from 1965 to 1969, known for his advocacy in many different liberal causes such as civil rights.

New information and communications technologies can improve the quality of life for people with disabilities, but only if such technologies are designed from the beginning so that everyone can use them. Given the explosive growth in the use of the World Wide Web for publishing, electronic commerce, lifelong learning and the delivery of government services, it is vital that the Web be accessible to everyone.

Bill Clinton served as the 42nd president of the United States from 1993 to 2001.


Let's stop "tolerating" or "accepting" difference as if we're so much better for not being different in the first place. Instead, let's celebrate difference because in this world it takes a lot of guts to be different.

Kate Bornstein is an American author,  actor, playwright, performance artist and gender theorist. To be different is to show your significance and your unique value. It is the learning process we get from the differences we have that make us strong as a unit, and people should embrace change.

Not only do physically disabled people have experiences which are not available to the able-bodied, they are in a better position to transcend cultural mythologies about the body because they cannot do things the able-bodied feel they must do in order to be happy, 'normal,' and sane...If disabled people were truly heard, an explosion of knowledge of the human body and psyche would take place.

Susan Wendell, Associate Professor of Women’s Studies at Simon Fraser University, British Columbia.

The message I’ll share…is that inclusion is extremely important for kids with and without disabilities.

Clay Aiken is an American singer and television personality. He is an actor, political candidate, and activist.

We know that equality of individual ability has never existed and never will, but we do insist that equality of opportunity still must be sought.

Franklin D. Roosevelt was assigned  as the 32nd president of the United States from 1933 until his death in 1945.

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See the person, not the label.

It is so important to enable people to use their Abilities and TALENTS to support themselves.

Societies should create more space for disabled people to share their own experiences and abilities. Individuals must learn to support one another no matter how the condition likes.

There are so many opportunities in life, that the loss of two or three capabilities is not necessarily debilitating. A handicap can give you the opportunity to focus more on art, writing, or music.

Jim Davis is television writer, television producer, screenwriter, and film producer, best known as the creator of the television cartoon Garfield.

A good government is one with a duty to help everyone, to maximise his or her potential: Indigenous people, people with disabilities, and our forgotten families. We will not leave anyone behind.

Warren Mundine, Australian Aboriginal leader and politician. He worked as the national President of the Australian Labour Party.

Disabled people need more invested in their education, housing, job training, transportation, assistive technology, and independent-living facilities. Governments earn back this investment – and more – by making people with disabilities economically productive citizens.

Jesse Ventura, an american politician and a former professional wrestler, also a military veteran, actor, and television presenter.


People with disabilities deserve the chance to build a life for themselves in the communities which they choose to live.

Barack Obama is the first African-American president who served as the 44th president of the United States from 2009 to 2017.

Every disability conceals a vocation if only we can find it, which will ‘turn the necessity to glorious gain.

C.S. Lewis was former Fellow and Tutor in English Literature at Oxford University until 1954  and one of the most influential writers at his time.

The test of civilization is in the way that it cares for its helpless members.

Pearl S. Buck was an American writer and novelist recognized for her novels of life in China. She won a Nobel Prize for Literature in 1938. It is how we treat each other and care for those who need it which brings us closer to one another. People should aspire to provide for those seeking help and aid them towards a better future.

It is our culture that disables. When one is disabled, the problem is not really that they have impairments and social skill deficits. The issue at stake is that they live in an ‘ableist’ culture that rarely affords them the space or opportunity to make their unique contribution to society and does not lift up the value of choosing them as friends.

Ben Conner Write Amplifying Our Witness; Professor of Practical Theology. He is the director of a Centre for Disability and Ministry at Western Theological Seminary.

Strength doesn't come from what you can do. It comes from overcoming the things you once thought you couldn't.

Simply taking on and overcoming a life challenge makes you a stronger, more resilient person. So take pride in your accomplishments and be inspired by them whenever you need a boost.

The human spirit is stronger than anything that can happen to it..

Your disability is not a symbol of weakness or defeat. So have faith in your ability to overcome any circumstance.

Final Words

Empowering people with disabilities means providing the resources, opportunities and recognition to lead meaningful and satisfying lives. This includes embracing inclusivity, dismantling obstacles and acknowledging our abilities to overcome hurdles and make contributions to society.

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28 Optimistic Quotes for People With Disabilities

28 Inspirational quotes of Optimism for people with disabilities

Sometimes things may get harder and every individual struggles with their overwhelming emotions. It is okay to feel down from time to time, as it is what makes you enjoy the beautiful times.

Acknowledge your situation and make the best out of what you have, to create the future you aspire for. The words you say to yourself are powerful and they push you towards achieving more.

Here are 28 optimistic quotes about disability and some encouraging words that you need to smile and be cheerful for a future full of possibilities.

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    I don't know what lies around the bend, but I'm going to believe that the best does.

    L. M. Montgomery was a Canadian author published amazing literary work: 20 novels, 530 short stories, 500 poems, and 30 essays, well-recognized for her book Anne of Green Gables 1908.

    Although the world is full of suffering, it is also full of overcoming of it.

    Disability is a matter of perception. If you can do just one thing well, you’re needed by someone.

    Martina Navratilova is a former professional tennis player and coach, recognized as one of the best tennis players of all time. 

    Abled does not mean enabled. Disabled does not mean less abled.

    Khang Kijarro Nguyen is a photographer, artist and performer.


    If the world thinks you’re not good enough, it’s a lie, you know. Get a second opinion.

    Take this quote as an advice to Never look down on yourself. There is greatness inside each one of us and you should never listen to people who might try to bring you down. 

    Being disabled does not mean Un-abled, just Different Abled.

    Mr Noel Helm is the director of the Office of Student Accessibility at Elizabethtown Community and Technical College. 

    It was ability that mattered, not disability, which is a word I'm not crazy about using.

    Marlee Matlin is actress, author and activist. First deaf performer to nail an Academy Award and win in the best actress category.


    Disability cannot stop me from becoming a complete personality.

    Samyak Lalit does amazing social service with 90% disability in both his legs. He is an author, a social worker and a disability rights activist.

    I am different but not less.

    Temple Grandin is a scientist diagnosed with autism. She studies and deals with animal behaviours.

    When you have a disability, knowing you are not defined by it is the sweetest feeling.

    Anne Wafula Strike is British Paralympic wheelchair racer. She is a courageous athlete,  author, and sporting ambassador known for her services towards Disability Sport and Charity work.


    Once you choose hope, anything’s possible.

    Hope is a powerful tool. It makes you believe in a brighter future and boosts your will towards getting there. Always dreaming more and be hopeful of a better place. 

    As a disabled man, let my life be a reflection of the endless amount of ability that exists in each and every one of us.

    A bend in the road is not the end of the road. Unless you fail to make the turn.

    Develop the ability to adapt to the circumstance and keep climbing towards more success. A curve in the road doesn’t mean you should stop and always seek new roads.

    Helen Keller was an American author who advocated for disabled people’s rights. She was a lecturer and an activist in politics despite losing her sight and hearing at the age of 19 months.

    Her words suggest that one should not focus on only the bad going on around the world, for there is also good and joy to be celebrated. Aspire to be the change people need. 


    Everything has its wonders, even darkness and silence, and I learn, whatever state I may be in, therein to be content.

    Keep your face to the Sunshine and you will not see the Shadows.

    If I regarded my life from the point of view of the pessimist, I should be undone. I should seek in vain for the light that does not visit my eyes and the music that does not ring in my ears. I should beg night and day and never be satisfied. I should sit apart in awful solitude, a prey to fear and despair. But since I consider it a duty to myself and to others to be happy, I escape a misery worse than any physical deprivation.


    We could never learn to be brave and patient if there were only joy in the world.

    I thank God for my handicaps, for through them I have found myself, my work and my God.

    Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.


    No pessimist ever discovered the secret of the stars, or sailed to an uncharted land, or opened a new doorway for the human spirit.

    One must lead a life with an optimistic view. The notion is true, positive attracts positive. only those who dream and long for more with positive views can reach for the stars.

    Your success and happiness lie in you. Resolve to keep happy, and your joy and you shall form an invincible host against difficulties.

    When you hear the word ‘disabled,’ people immediately think about people who can’t walk or talk or do everything that people take for granted. Now, I take nothing for granted. But I find the real disability is people who can’t find joy in life and are bitter.

    Walt Whitman was a Famous English poet, journalist, and essayist. Well-recognized for his amazing poetry including his remarkable one “Leaves of Grass”.

    Keep your face always toward the sunshine – and shadows will fall behind you.

    Shane E. Bryan was diagnosed with Dystonia, but it didn’t stop him from realising his dream of being an author and inspiring people through his published books. Like Bryan, Your disability can be a blessing in a curse’s clothing. Don’t look at it as a defect in your life, rather a blessing and a gift. You just have to learn how you channel it. 


    I’m officially disabled, but I’m truly enabled because of my lack of limbs. My unique challenges have opened up unique opportunities to reach so many in need.

    The challenges in our lives are there to STRENGTHEN our CONVICTIONS. They are NOT there to run us over.

    When you have a disability, knowing that you are not defined by it is the sweetest feeling. In My Dreams, I Dance

    Don’t allow your disability to determine what you are and what you aim for. You are who you set yourself to be and you can always reach what you commit to. Victory over your disability has a nice taste to it. 


    Disability is not a brave struggle or 'courage in the face of adversity.' Disability is an art. It's an ingenious way to live.

    Neil Marcus was a great artist and a playwright and an actor. He was an activist in the disability culture and was diagnosed with dystonia when he was 8 years old.

    Having no expectations shows pity, which shows sadness, sorrow & regret. A child with a disability needs support. Stand behind him, champion and back him! Believe in him and have expectations! They inspire hope, excitement, eagerness and success! Which would you want others to give you

    Joan Scanlon-Dise is an occupational therapist helping patients with Cerebral Palsy, Brain Damage, Auditory Processing Disorder among others.

    Final Words

    In our journey through life, we all come across moments when our emotions become overpowering and we find ourselves struggling to stay afloat. Living with a disability can make it even more challenging. But acknowledging our circumstances and embracing our emotions is the step towards a brighter future.

    We must always remind ourself of how capable and strong we are to take control of the situation and find new ways. And the way we talk to ourselves plays a role in pushing us towards a lot of great possibilities.

    So let these optimistic quotes about disability serve as a source of inspiration and remind us that life is filled with opportunities waiting for us to seize them.

    It doesn’t matter if you use a wheelchair, crutches, a cane or any kind of device, you can always arrive at where you want to go


    25 Famous People With Disabilities

    25 Famous People With Disabilities

    Throughout history, there have been many famous people who have lived with disabilities. Even today, politicians, athletes, artists, and musicians live with mental and physical disabilities. 

    Are you curious which famous people of the past or present had or have a disability? If so, continue reading. We’re going to talk about 25 famous people with disabilities you might not know that were or are disabled!

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      1. Stephan Hawking

      Stephan Hawking WorldCrutches Famous People With Disabilities

      At age 21, theoretical physicist, cosmologist, astrophysicist, and scientist Stephan Hawking was diagnosed with ALS and was given two years to live but defied the odds and lived until 76. 

      When his disability became pronounced, he used a voice synthesizer to communicate and stayed mobile with a wheelchair. He continued to research and teach until his death.

      2.Nick Vujicic

      Nick Vujicic is one of the most famous motivational speakers living with a disability. Australian-American Vujicic was born without arms and legs, a disorder known as phocomelia, in 1982. 

      Despite his immense struggles, Vujicic graduated from Griffith University and married the love of his life. He went on to have four children and is a world-famous motivational speaker who founded Attitude is Altitude.

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      3. Daniel Radcliffe

      Daniel Radcliffe WorldCrutches Famous People With Disabilities

      Harry Potter is one of the most popular film franchises of all time. But did you know the actor Daniel Radcliffe who played the film’s main character, suffers from dyspraxia? Dyspraxia is a neurological condition that is known to impair movement and organization. 

      Despite living with this disability, Radcliffe has become incredibly successful. He has starred in many other films.

      4. RJ Mitte III

      Roy Frank Mitte III is one of the few disabled people to play a disabled person on a hit television series.

      Mitte II played Walter White Jnr in the award-winning series Breaking Bad. Walter White Jnr is a character that has cerebral palsy, which is the disability Mitte II has in real life. 

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      5. Helen Keller

      Helen Keller WorldCrutches Famous People With Disabilities

      Hellen Keller was the first person who was deaf and blind to graduate in the world.

      At the age of 19 months, Keller became ill with an unknown illness in 1881. This resulted in her losing sight and hearing.

      Even with this debilitating disability, Keller went on to travel the world. She is most famous for campaigning for labor rights, socialism, and women’s suffrage.

      6. John Nash

      One of the most famous mathematicians in the world has a disability. John Nash was an American mathematician. He suffered from a condition known as acute paranoid schizophrenia.

      The world was introduced to his life story during the film “A Beautiful mind”. Since Nash knew about his illness, he spent his life fighting against it. His will and determination earned him a successful academic career. It also won him a Nobel Prize in 1994 for Economics.

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      7. Andrea Boccelli

      Andrea Boccelli WorldCrutches Famous People With Disabilities

      Andrea Boccelli, one of the most successful writers and music producers, was blind. Boccelli sold over 75 million records. He was a worldwide singing and composing inspiration. 

      He was born with congenital glaucoma. This left him partially blind, but he went wholly blind after being hit during a soccer game at age 12. After going blind, Boccelli focused on studying law and music. This led to his winning many awards. He also has a beach named after him.

      8. Aaron Fotheringham

      Skater Aaron Fotheringham is one of the most famous professional skaters in the world. Because of his many failed hip operations, Fotheringham was forced to be wheelchair-bound for the rest of his life from a young age. 

      Yet, instead of letting this get him down, he turned to the world of skating. He was the first disabled man to perform a somersault in wheelchair history in 2006. He was  an inspiration for disabled people wanting to take up skating. 

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      9. Esther Vergeer

      Esther Vergeer WorldCrutches Famous People With Disabilities

      Professional tennis is a challenging sport, even for those who are able-bodied. That’s why Esther Vergeer’s achievements are so spectacular.

      Verger is paralyzed from the waist down. She has seven Paralympic titles and has won 48 Grand Slam tournaments.

      Also, between 1999 and 2013, she was the world’s number one wheelchair tennis player.

      10. Alex Zanardi

      Alex Zanardi was a famous Formula 1 driver for several years before an accident in 2001. This accident left him with severe injuries, and he had to have his legs amputated. He never let this get in the way of his dream. 

      Three years after his accident, he was on the race track again. With adapted prostheses, he drove for BMW. He went on to win four world Touring Car Championships. Also, he has won three paralympic gold medals after turning to tricycle cycling. 

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      11.Christopher Reeve

      Christopher Reeve WorldCrutches Famous People With Disabilities

      One of the greatest Supermans of all time was Christopher Reeve. American-born Reeve is well known for his portrayal of this marvel character.

      His career was halted when he suffered a spinal cord injury and became a quadriplegic.

      Reeve dedicated his life to spinal cord injury research despite this devastating blow.

      12. Robin Williams

      Nearly everyone has seen one of Robin Williams’s films. Williams was one of the greatest actors and comedians to ever live.

      Before his death, Williams was diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease. Reportedly, he also suffered from ADHD and had bipolar disorder as an adult.

      Some of his most notable films were “The Butler, “August Rush”, and “Jumanji”.

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      13. Michael J. Fox

      Michael J. Fox

      You likely know Michael J Fox from his iconic role in “Back to the Future.”

      At 29 years old, Fox was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease like many other Hollywood leading men.

      He has gone on to have a successful acting career even though he was advised to withdraw from acting. 

      14. Stevie Wonder

      Stevie Wonder is a famous singer. He has been repeatedly praised for his impressive singing voice. He is also known for his multi-instrumental skills and songwriting abilities.

      Since he was a baby, Wonder has been blind. But he didn’t let this dictate his future. He has gone on to have a successful career in the music industry.

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      15. Millie Bobby Brown

      Millie Bobby Brown WorldCrutches Famous People With Disabilities

      Hollywood star Millie Bobby Brown has made a name for herself in the industry. She has starred in many memorable roles in film and television. Her most famous are “Stranger Things” and “Enola Holmes”. 

      Yet, you likely didn’t know that this young actress has partial hearing loss. She experiences difficulties performing since she struggles to hear her co-stars. Even with this impairment, she continues to land roles. 

      16. Sudha Chandran

      One of the most talented Indian dancers and actresses, Sudha Chandran, lost her leg in an accident. Due to her injuries, she had to have her leg amputated.

      Although she lost her leg, she didn’t lose her talent and had a highly successful career in the industry.

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      17. David Blunkett

      David Blunkett WorldCrutches Famous People With Disabilities

      One of the most famous disabled politicians is David Blunkett.

      Blunkett is the former British politician. He is blind and used braille text and a guide job during his time in office.

      Blunkett was so liked and talented that he took the position of Home Secretary with the UK Labor Party.

      18. Ihar Boki

      Did you know that Ihar Boki was the most decorated athlete at the 2016 Rio Paralympic Games?

      Despite being visually impaired, Belarusian Boki won six gold medals and one bronze. Boki also broke four world records.

      He is still a dedicated athlete who continues to impress judges and fans.

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      19. Lewis Carroll

      Lewis Carroll WorldCrutches Famous People With Disabilities

      Lewis Carroll was one of the most famous British authors who lived with a disability. British-born Carroll lived with autism and was a lifetime author of children’s books. One of his most beloved is “Alice in Wonderland”. 

      Carroll’s autism affected his ability to talk, and he would stammer when in social settings. He was also deaf in one ear, but these disabilities never stopped him from becoming a renowned writer. 

      20.Muhammad Ali

      Many people don’t know that American-born Muhammad Ali had dyslexia.

      This legendary heavyweight boxing champion was one of the most famous figures of the 20th century. Since he couldn’t read very well, Ali decided to focus on what he was good at: boxing.

      For years he claimed many titles and is recognized as one of history’s greatest boxers.

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      21. Johnny Depp

      Johnny Depp WorldCrutches Famous People With Disabilities

      Famous actor Johnny Depp is well known for his role in the film franchise “Pirates of the Caribbean”. Yet, many don’t know that this talented actor is visually impaired. He cannot see from one eye and is near-sighted in the other. 

      His visual impairment hasn’t affected his career. He is successful and has won many awards. These include three Academy Awards and two British Academy Film Awards. 

      22. Lenin Moreno

      Former Ecuadorian president Lenin Moreno was respected by his peers and was one of the most famous politicians.

      He was famous because he was one of the few presidents to be disabled.

      Moreno is a paraplegic who is wheelchair-bound. His disability led to increased disability awareness in Ecuador.

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      23. Shaquem Griffin

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      The NFL is notoriously challenging to get into. Many people train for years and are never good enough.

      In 2018, Shaquem Griffin became the first ever one-handed player chosen to play in the NFL in America. Griffin was born with Constriction Ring Syndrome, leading to his hand amputation.

      Despite this disadvantage, he has become one of the best NFL players.

      24.Frida Kahlo

      Frida Kahlo is one of the greatest artists to ever live. She was an icon of the twentieth century.

      Kahlo suffered polio as a child, which caused dysmetria in her right leg. It’s also believed that she was born with spina bifida.

      Even though Kahlo spent most of her life in bed in excruciating pain, she still managed to churn out masterpieces.

      Frida Kahlo

      25. Ludwig van Beethoven

      Ludwig van Beethoven

      Everyone knows Ludwig Beethoven. He is among the most influential composers the world has ever seen. At the age of eight, Beethoven was believed to be one of the most talented pianists and composers the world had ever seen. 

      At the age of 28, after becoming famous, Beethoven began losing his hearing. Despite this, he continued to have a successful career, and much of his music is still listened to today. 

      Final Word

      It’s evident that there have been and still are many famous people who have had disabilities. Many of these people have left a mark on the world.

      This is only a fraction of the talented people with disabilities who deserve recognition for their contribution to society. It’s also clear that even though a person might have a disability, it doesn’t limit their ability for greatness.

      Some of their quotes are equally inspiring, click for quotes from people with disability.


      Inspirational Quotes For People With Disabilities

      26 Inspirational quotes for people with disabilities

      A person with a disability has his own set of challenges and struggles. It may make life seem more difficult and more complicated. In Stephen Hawking’s words “However difficult life may seem, there is always something you can do and succeed at.” It may be tough to lead a life with a disability, especially in a fast-paced world like ours.

      However, a disability should not define someone and one should never stop dreaming. In light of all the hardships, one should learn to believe in his\her abilities. Here, we offer you a selection of 94 beautiful inspirational quotes for people with disabilities as a hint of optimism.

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        Some of the greatest words that have ever been spoken are “I have a dream.” by Martin L King. Don’t let your disability limit how you live life, and make you think like you cannot achieve your dreams. Challenges are made to be overcome and nothing is impossible.

        It may seem hard to find your dream job, break records and invent great things, but with hope and hard work, one can reach his stars and pass every obstacle that may lay ahead.

        Here are 12 of  dream quotes to inspire you to make your dream come true.

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        It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop

        Confucius is a Chinese philosopher, poet and politician who aimed at making teaching a vocation and education available for all. In his words, one must not give up and carry on walking his path no matter how slow his steps are. It is consistency that takes you to the place you never dream of.

        So many of our dreams at first seem impossible, then they seem improbable, and then, when we summon the will, they soon become inevitable.


        Limitations only go so far.

        Robert M. Hensel was born with a birth issue called Spina bifida and holds the Guinness World Records for the longest wheelie non-stop wheelie in a wheelchair.

        Believe you can and you're halfway there.

        Theodore Roosevelt was a journalist, author and advocate for women’s suffrage. known as “The Mother of the Everglades” for her efforts to transform the Florida Everglades into a national park.

        Courage doesn’t mean you don’t get afraid. Courage means you don’t let fear stop you

        Bethany Hamilton was a professional surfer who lost her hand to a shark attack in 2003, but continued to compete in professional surfing. Bethany Hamilton hints that Everything you dream of is on the other side of fear. Accept your fear and use it as a push to go further down the road.

        Obviously, because of my disability, I need assistance. But I have always tried to overcome the limitations of my condition and lead as full a life as possible. I have travelled the world, from the Antarctic to zero gravity.

        Stephen Hawking was a brilliant theoretical physicist who contributed greatly to physics despite his diagnosis of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis.

        The measure of a man, or woman, is not so much what they have accomplished, though that has weight. It often is much more though what that man or woman has overcome to accomplish what they have.

        Leif Gregersen, through The Withering Storm. Leif Gregerson teaches creative writing and is a successful author with 12 published books.


        Never give up.

        Nick Vujicic was a famous Australian-American motivational speaker. Born with tetra-amelia syndrome and helps people through his organisation “Life Without Limbs”.

        I take advantage of everything I can - age, hair, disability - because my cause is just.

        Marjory S. Douglas  was a journalist, author and advocate for women’s suffrage, known as “The Mother of the Everglades” for her efforts to transform the Florida Everglades into a national park.

        Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time

        Thomas Edison was an American inventor and businessman who was recognized as the father of electric power generation and created many other devices. To become successful, one must never let failure  control him. Keep trying and fighting until you reach your dreams. Develop the ability to use failure to your advantage and bounce back to making progress. 


        There’s nothing wrong with shooting for the stars.

        Justin Randall Timberlake is an American singer, songwriter, record producer, and actor.

        If you really want something you can figure out how to make it happen.

        Cher is an American actress and a singer, known as the “Goddess of Pop”.

        Attitude Quotes For People With Disabilities

        In every situation in life, believing in yourself is key to success. If the world views people with disabilities as incapable, that shouldn’t be how you view yourself.

        It is a person’s attitude that determines how far he can go, so stay hopeful and be positive. Use your strengths and overlook the boundaries you set for yourself.

        The mind is a very powerful tool and your mindset controls your surroundings. Learn to live by your own rules and live your life to the fullest.

        Here are some attitude quotes that’ll help you stay hopeful and be positive.


        A hero is an ordinary individual who finds the strength to persevere and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles.

        Christopher Reeve was an American actor and former athlete who suffered a neck injury that left him paralyzed. known for his role in his movie “superman”. His words means that Superpowers don’t have to be anything like flying, ability to become invisible or shoot lasers out of your eyes, it can simply be the ability to endure life’s obstacles.

        Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference.

        Winston Churchill was Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1940 to 1945. He led Britain through world war 2 and is well known for his inspiring speeches.  It is your attitude that pushes you beyond limits and helps you reach your goals. Believe in yourself and your cause and stay focused on your version. Your will-power will never be broken as long as you maintain the right attitude.


        I choose not to place ‘DIS’, in my ability.

        Every person was born with an unique set of skills. Do not overshare your abilities by focusing on your disabilities. Choose to move forward and harness your inner strength.

        Know me for my abilities, not my disability.

        I don’t have a dis-ability, I have a different-ability.


        I have a Disability yes that’s true, but all that really means is I may have to take a slightly different path than you.

        Being born with a disability can sometimes be a struggle, but it is the ability to overcome such a challenge, that makes it so worth the fight. NEVER GIVE UP!!!

        No disability or dictionary out there is capable of clearly defining who we are as a person.

        “I Am Strong’’ Quotes For People With Disabilities

        In order to achieve your goals, you must stay focused and always make progress.

        A disability may be difficult to deal with, but nothing is ever impossible when you put in enough work and believe in yourself. Your circumstances are what you choose for them to be and life has so much more to offer. Always remind yourself that you are more capable to achieve your goals and reach your dreams.

        You have our support and here are quotes of empowerment to keep you moving forward.

        We rise to great heights by a winding staircase of small steps.

        Consistency and continued effort are what build empires. Whenever life becomes gloomy and unclear, take only the next step and it will all unravel at some point. 

        Continuous effort – not strength or intelligence – is the key to unlocking your potential.


        When everyone else says you can’t, determination says- YES YOU CAN.

        As you grow in life, you’ll realise that a lot of people will try to convince you that you are not capable of much. Stay focused on your goals and believe in yourself.

        Placing one foot in front of the other, I’ve climbed to higher lengths. Reaching beyond my own limitations, to show my inner strength. No obstacle too hard for this warrior to overcome. I’m just a man on a mission, to prove my disability hasn’t won.


        Setting goals is the first step into turning the invisible into the visible.

        Tony Robbins is motivational speaker and coach. He gives life advice and inspires many people through his published books and famous speeches.

        I long to accomplish a great and noble task, but it is my chief duty to accomplish small tasks as if they were great and noble.

        Helen Keller’s words inspire meaning in our daily routines. Every detail in life has great significance. It is the little things that attract bigger ones and every effort you make no matter how small can bring great change to your life.

        Final Words

        It can be very challenging to live with a disability, whether temporary or permanent. While it can sometimes make one feel down and struggle to achieve goals, a disability is never enough to forget about your dreams.

        Always remind yourself of how capable and strong you are to take control of the situation and find new ways. Learning to enjoy life for what it is does open new paths for you and enables you to grow.

        It doesn’t matter if you use a wheelchair, crutches, a cane or any kind of device, you can always arrive at where you want to go.

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        Understanding Sudden Ankle Pain Without Injury or Swelling

        Understanding Sudden Ankle Pain Without Injury

        We’ve all experienced that inexplicable twinge or ache in our bodies from time to time, and sometimes it targets our ankles. If you’ve ever found yourself wondering why your ankle suddenly hurts without any apparent injury or swelling, you’re not alone. In this post, we’ll explore some common reasons behind experiencing sudden ankle pain without an injury, the symptoms to watch out for, and when it’s crucial to consult a doctor. Plus, we’ll delve into potential remedies to help you find comfort and relief.

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          Why Does Sudden Ankle Pain Occur Without Injury or Swelling?

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          Overuse or Strain

          One of the most common reasons for sudden ankle pain is overuse or strain. This can happen if you’ve been on your feet for extended periods, engaged in strenuous physical activity, or walked on uneven surfaces. Your ankle muscles and ligaments may become fatigued, causing discomfort.


          Wearing shoes that don’t provide proper support or are ill-fitting can put excess pressure on your ankles. This can lead to pain and discomfort, even without any visible injury. This guide by a podiatric foot and ankle specialist  teaches patients how to find shoes that can help ease their pain.


          Various forms of arthritis, such as osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis, can affect the ankle joint and cause sudden pain. Arthritis-related ankle pain may come and go, often worsening with increased activity.


          Inflammation of the tendons around the ankle joint can lead to pain. This can be triggered by repetitive activities or sudden increases in physical activity.

          Nerve Compression

          Sometimes, nerves in the ankle can become compressed or irritated, causing pain. This might be due to factors like wearing tight footwear or sitting in a way that puts pressure on the nerves in the ankle and foot.

          What Symptoms to Look Out For When Experiencing Sudden Ankle Pain?

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          When you experience sudden ankle pain without an apparent injury, it’s essential to pay attention to other symptoms that can help identify the underlying cause:

          • Stiffness: Is your ankle stiff and difficult to move?
          • Tenderness: Do you notice tenderness or sensitivity around the ankle joint?
          • Popping or Clicking: Are there unusual sounds when you move your ankle?
          • Redness or Swelling: Even if there’s no initial swelling, monitor for any changes.

          When Should You Consult a Doctor?

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          While some cases of sudden ankle pain may resolve with rest and self-care, it’s extremely important to consult a doctor under certain circumstances:

          • Persistent Pain: If the pain persists or worsens despite self-care measures.
          • Inability to Bear Weight: If you can’t put weight on your ankle without significant pain.
          • Recurring Pain: If the pain keeps coming back, even after periods of relief.
          • Accompanying Symptoms: If you experience numbness, tingling, or weakness in the ankle, or if the pain is associated with a fever.

          Possible Remedies for Comfort

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          If your sudden ankle pain is not severe or accompanied by concerning symptoms, here are some remedies that may provide comfort:

          • Rest: Give your ankle a break from strenuous activities. Avoid putting excessive weight on it and elevate it when possible.
          • Ice: Applying an ice pack wrapped in a cloth to the affected area can help reduce inflammation and alleviate pain. Apply it for 15-20 minutes at a time, several times a day.
          • Compression: Consider using a compression bandage or brace to provide support and reduce swelling.
          • Anti-Inflammatory Medications: Over-the-counter non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) like ibuprofen can help with pain and inflammation. Follow the recommended dosage.
          • Proper Footwear: Ensure your shoes provide good arch support and cushioning. Avoid high heels or ill-fitting shoes during this time.
          • Gentle Exercises: Perform gentle ankle stretches and exercises as recommended by a physical therapist to promote healing and prevent stiffness.

          The TLDR

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          So, let’s recap some key points:

          • Sudden ankle pain can result from overuse, improper footwear, arthritis, tendonitis, or nerve compression.
          • Symptoms to watch for include stiffness, tenderness, popping sounds, and redness or swelling.
          • Seek medical attention for persistent, weight-bearing, recurring pain, or accompanying symptoms.
          • Remedies include rest, ice, compression, anti-inflammatory meds, suitable footwear, and gentle exercises.


          The Wrap-Up!

          Sudden ankle pain can disrupt your daily life, but understanding its causes and symptoms can help you manage it effectively. Remember that these remedies are for temporary relief. If your ankle pain persists, worsens, or is accompanied by concerning symptoms, don’t hesitate to seek professional medical advice. Your health should always be a top priority, and a doctor can help you pinpoint the cause of your pain and provide appropriate treatment options.


          35 Fun Things to Do While On Crutches

          35 things to do while on crutches

          Being on treatment and having to use crutches might not be as boring as you would expect. With these little tweaks and fun activities, you can still enjoy your time even while on crutches.

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            1. Take breaks

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            Your body will need some time off to rest, so it could heal itself faster. Take advantage of this time and take a break! Lay back and enjoy some relaxing quality time as your body recharges.

            2.Grow Your Indoor Plants

            If you are a plants’ person, This is a perfect chance to check on your plants.

            While on crutches, you’ll probably be spending a lot of time inside your house. Take advantage of this time and spend it with your flew greens.

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            Solving puzzles can be very challenging and amusing. Spending time trying to figure out the solution to various puzzles is a great time killer. Try to play the popular Sudoku or solve crosswords in your local newspapers.  

            4. Learn to sing

            Maybe it’s time to discover that hidden gifted voice of yours. Everyone finds himself singing and repeating a song that just doesn’t seem to leave his mind.

            Don’t be shy and embrace singing out loud. Try to write songs or do covers to popular ones, you can never know where that may lead.

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            5. Swimming

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            Now, this one depends on the type of your injury, and you must check with your doctor before attempting to swim. If your injury isn’t that serious, or you made great progress with recovery, go to the pool.

            You can still enjoy the soothing water if you are at early stages of recovery. Just immerse yourself in the water and relax.

            6. Play Video Games

            Playing video games is always a great idea to enjoy your time at home. You can enjoy various games on your phone, PC or if you have a gaming console. Live the adventure and experience a thrilling time while you lay comfortably in bed


            7. HOPSCOTCH

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            Who of us didn’t play hopscotch as a kid! Hoping and jumping with one leg off the ground, trying to recover every object. You need to proceed with caution on this one, but it’s always fun to jump around. Put your crutches aside and join the neighborhood kids for a fun, challenging time.

            8. Learn An Instrument

            A great and amusing thing you could do with your free time is to learn to play an instrument. Choose whatever suits you best, a guitar, a piano or even drums! Have fun practicing and learning to play some good music.

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            9. Enjoy a spa day

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            Not being able to move as freely as you want may put you in a bad mood. Spoiling yourself at the spa will definitely set your mood for the better. Pamper yourself and try different beauty treatments. Relax and enjoy a massage or sit through a face cleansing session, it will feel like heaven on earth. 

            10. Learn to Knit

            A lot of people grow up watching their grandma knitting different items. Knitting is an amazing stress relief. It is simple, amusing and easy to learn for those who don’t know how to. Express your creativity through something totally different.

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            Knit a small bag as a gift for a loved one, or make your own pair of gloves for cold days!

            11. Invite friends for a game of card

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            Spending time out with your friends is really helpful for your mental state. It boosts happiness and reduces stress levels. Have some friends over and challenge each other to a game of cards

            12. Netflix Time!

            Everyone one enjoys a good movie or blasting in laughter watching his favorite TV show. This is your time to catch up with all those series and movies you have been dying to watch. Turn the TV on and start watching.

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            13. Update your Facebook

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            Social media revolutionized the modern world. With the breaking of Facebook, communication has never been easier. Update your Facebook statues, upload your favorite pictures and follow up with the world’s news as you scroll through.

            14. Make Presents Or Cards

            Maybe it’s time to reply to a gift with a thank-you note. Or perhaps surprise someone with a small, cute present. Take the time and craft or pick a meaningful present to surprise a special someone. 

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            15. Learn A New Language

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            You probably thought about this one already. Learning a new language is always fun and beneficial, and now it’s easier than ever. Enrol in an online class, master a new language and discover new cultures. 

            16. Organize

            It is true that your mobility will be restricted during treatment. However, you can still stroll around the house doing various simple chores. Use your time to put things in order and organize your house. You’ll be surprised how enjoyable and therapeutic it is. 

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            17. Share your experience


            One beneficial idea is to get in touch with people going through similar treatment as you. Join an online community for people with crutches. Get many tips and advice for your situation. 

            Communicate your experience and learn about different patients’ own experience. 

            18. Create A Free Blog

            Creating a blog about something you have always been passionate about is also a great thing to do. Choose an interest that you like and start helping people by providing helpful information. 

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            19. Prepare Your Next Vacation

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            There are so many amazing places to go spend a memorable vacation in. start looking up different places and plan your next trip. Choose your next adventure and arrange for multiple fun activities that you’ll enjoy once the time comes.

            20. Read A Book

            As you lay in bed or anywhere inside your house, grab a book and start reading. Lose yourself within the lines and the imaginary world of words. Time flies when you read an interesting book, and it will have you jumping from page to page wanting more.

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            21. Play With Your Pet

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            Pets have become humans’ best friends during the past years. Who of us doesn’t get a crazy urge to pet a dog or a cat when we walk by it? If you happen to own a pet, enjoy some fun time playing with it. Play with your dog, give your cat a bath, teach your parrot a new word! Enjoy your time with your best buddy.

            22. Redecorate Your Room

            Redecorating lets you express yourself in a fun and amusing way. Now is a good time to add a fancy touch to your room decor. You can stick a poster of your favorite movie. Hang an inspiring painting on your wall. Buy new fashionable sheets for your bed! Get creative and give your room a new look.


            23. Chattier With Strangers


            Everyone has some exciting and thrilling story to tell. Even with crutches, you can go to the park, meet new people and have a delightful chat. 

            Gossip about your daily life and listen to what they have to say. Enjoy a casual conversation and laugh at the funny incidents people tend to go through.

            24. Discover the chef in you

            Learning to cook and to make your own food is a great way to spoil yourself! You’ll be surprised at how entertaining it is to learn about different recipes and ingredients. Cook some delicious food and impress your close ones with a tasty meal that’ll have them asking for more.

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            25.Keep Exercising

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            Having to use crutches for mobility doesn’t mean that you have to stop exercising. Even with a leg injury, you can still develop a workout routine that’ll help you stay in shape and boost your recovery. Take it easy and stay active with a healthy and suitable workout plan.

            26. Find A Place To Picnic With Friends

            Maintaining your relationships with your friends is essential for a healthy mind. Even though you might not be able to do the usual activities you do with friends, you can always go for a soothing picnic. Choose a peaceful and relaxing place where you can all sit, enjoy some great food and lovely company.

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            27. Gardening Work

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            If you have a garden in the backyard of your house, you may find it pleasant to do some gardening work. Plant some new plants and flowers to add a beautiful touch. You can also hire a garden designer and get a helping hand at renovating your backyard. 

            28. Poke people!

            Now, don’t tell anybody that we told you to do so, but poking your friends with your crutches is so much fun. 

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            29. Learn First Aid

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            Performing first aid properly should be learned by everybody. It is a simple yet an essential skill that could save someone’s life. Knowing the right procedures will give you the confidence needed to act in case of a life-threatening situation. You can google the right way to perform first aid and learn from videos.

            30. Meditate

            Coping with the changes going on and having your mobility restricted may feel a little frustrating. Meditation is an amazing stress relief to give you peace of mind and take your anxiety away. It can be done from anywhere. You can listen to podcasts to help you with your meditation.

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            31. Practice Yoga

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            Yoga is a great alternative for working out if you are not able to exercise. Stretching helps to promote blood flow and boost blood circulation through your whole body. You can search the web for suitable Yoga exercises for your condition, and don’t forget to breathe!

            32. Try Freelancing

            You can now offer your services online and work from the comfort of your house. You can also create an online business and sell different items.

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            33. Write Your first Daily

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            Write down your daily thoughts and ideas or things you want to do when you heal. Writing can help you stay positive and productive while on crutches.

            34. Sort Through Old Photos

            Reminisce over dear photos and remember good times. Divide your collection and create multiple albums for specific events and people.

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            35. Learn painting


            Another cheerful thing that you could invest your time in is painting. Grab a canvas, brush some colors and start expressing your thoughts. Gaze at the sunset from your front porch or your window and capture it within the frames.

            Final Word

            Having to use a mobility aid device doesn’t mean you can’t have fun. Even when you can’t move or run or do crazy stunts, you can still enjoy it. Here are some of the most amusing things you can do, put them in mind and have a fun experience.


            10 Ways To Help You Manage Sleeping Problems While Recovering On Crutches

            10 Ways To Help You Manage Sleeping Problems While Recovering On Crutches

            According to a recent study that analyzed people with spinal cord injuries, it was determined that 58.8% of survey respondents indicated that they had a sleep problem. This study is one of many that has shown that those suffering from injuries struggle with poor sleep. 

            If you’re an individual suffering from sleeping problems while recovering on crutches, you’ve come to the right place. Our blog delves beneath the surface to share expert findings on ways that help you manage sleeping problems during your recovery. 

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              Effects Of Lack of Sleep And Poor Quality Sleep

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              In the 21st century, most people don’t get enough sleep, with 70% of adults reporting insufficient sleep at least one night every month. 

              With busy work days, school lives, and more people staying up all night, it’s unsurprising that people suffer multiple effects from lack of sleep and poor sleep quality. 

              In the short term, it’s believed that lack of sleep can affect a person’s mood, judgment, and ability to learn and retain knowledge. It can also increase an individual’s chance of sustaining injuries as their cognitive function is impaired by poor sleep quality. 

              Other studies have also found that lack of sleep can lead to emotional distress, performance deficits, bodily pain, reduced quality of life, and increased stress. 

              In the long term, continued poor-quality sleep patterns can lead to an individual becoming obese, developing cardiovascular disease and diabetes, and potentially dying before their time. 

              Additionally, people with inadequate sleep are an estimated 17 times more likely to experience anxiety symptoms and ten times more likely to have signs of depression. 

              Moreover, a growing body of scientific research indicates that poor sleep raises the risk for suicidal behavior, especially among adults. 

              10 Ways To Help You Fix Sleeping Problems

              When using crutches to aid in your recovery from an injury, finding ways to speed up your healing is crucial. Getting enough sleep is one of the best ways to ensure you heal faster.

              To help you with this, we have listed ten ways to fix your sleeping problems that are tried, true, and likely to work. 

              1. Manage Main Problems That Cause Sleeping Issues

              Unfortunately, many of your everyday problems can affect how well you sleep each night. That’s why one of the best ways to recover when using crutches is to manage your main problems that cause sleeping issues. 

              There are a few ways you can do this. For example, many people find that meditation before bed helps reduce anxiety and stress. According to a recent study, mindfulness-based therapy (meditation) helps to reduce stress, depression, and anxiety. 

              Additionally, if you’re experiencing pain from your injury, it’s a good idea to follow your doctor’s advice if you want to sleep well. So if your physician says that you need rehabilitation and to exercise, ensure you’re doing so to sleep better. Essentially, the less pain you feel, the better you will sleep every day. 

              2. Create A Good Sleeping Environment

              Did you know that if your bedroom environment promotes sleep, it can improve how you feel during waking hours?

              According to the Sleep Foundation, numerous studies have revealed that a relaxing sleeping environment optimized for temperature, noise levels, light, and comfort is the key to sleeping better. This is because the mind strongly associates sleep and the bedroom, so creating a good sleeping environment will ensure you manage sleeping problems effectively. 

              Luckily, creating a good sleeping environment isn’t difficult. All you need to do is ensure your bedroom is kept dark, tidy, and quiet, with a temperature of between 18 and 22 degrees Celsius. To keep your room dark, you can use blackout curtains; to keep it cool, you can use a fan or air conditioner. 

              3. Speak To Your Doctor About Medications

              According to Statistica, it’s believed that about 8% of Americans use sleeping aid prescription medication to help them sleep. A further 11% claim to use non-prescription medications like herbal teas and Melatonin to help address sleeping issues. 

              If you’re an individual who is struggling to sleep while using crutches to recover, you should speak to your doctor about medications you can use that help. A doctor can determine if you have an underlying sleep disorder like sleep apnea or insomnia. 

              Additionally, a physician can recommend techniques and medication to help you sleep better – like sleeping tablets. 

              4.Watch What You Drink In The Evening

              Unsurprisingly, what you drink in the hours leading up to when you go to sleep can significantly affect how you sleep. Thus, to ensure you sleep better and alleviate your sleep problems, you must avoid caffeine and alcohol. These two drinks can make it hard to fall asleep and stay sleeping throughout the evening while also making your sleep quality poor. 

              According to a study published in the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine, drinking 400mg of caffeine between 0.3, and 6 hours before going to sleep can notably disrupt sleep. 

              For example, it was found that if an individual consumes caffeine 6 hours before going to sleep, their sleep is reduced by more than an hour. If this degree of sleep loss continues over a long period, it can cause detrimental effects on an individual daytime functioning capabilities. 

              So it’s best to avoid drinking beverages with caffeine after lunchtime to ensure you don’t encounter these sleep problems. You also need to remember that how much you drink during the day can impact your sleep quality. 

              If you drink too much, you could experience multiple sleep disturbances throughout the night when going to the bathroom. So try to limit how much you drink before bed. 

              5. Increase Your Physical Activity Levels


              Exercising when recovering on crutches can be difficult, but it’s one of the very best ways to alleviate sleep problems. 

              According to the CDC, the average American adult is recommended to exercise a minimum of 150 minutes every week. This exercise should include moderate-intensity aerobic physical activity. 

              Thus, if you feel well enough and want a good night’s rest, aim to exercise 30 to 60 minutes every day. Yet, don’t exercise immediately before you go to sleep, and don’t forget to speak with your doctor. 

              A doctor can approve the exercises you’re allowed to do to improve your sleep that won’t cause you to hurt yourself and remain on crutches longer. 

              6. Reduce Napping

              Experts have determined that those who experience poor sleep quality shouldn’t nap as it can worsen this problem. A recent study from the Department of Anesthesiology at Xiangya Hospital Central South University had some interesting findings. 

              This study revealed that frequent daytime napping poses a 14% increased risk of stroke and a 12% higher risk of developing hypertension in adults who nap than those who don’t. 

              Additionally, frequent daytime naps can confuse your internal clock and reduce your sleep cycle and rhythm, worsening sleep issues. So before you start trying to nap to resolve your sleep problems, speak to your doctor about whether it would be beneficial or if you should avoid it altogether. 

              7. Embrace Winding Down

              If you want to sleep better and have more energy for your crutch use during your recovery, you need to embrace winding down. Experts at the Sleep Foundation stated that winding down for a minimum of 30 minutes can help an individual fall asleep easier. 

              Luckily, there are many ways a person can wind down. For example, you can listen to soothing music, stretch, meditate, or quietly read. Each activity promotes relaxation and helps your body easily fall into its natural sleep rhythm. 

              If one activity doesn’t work, try something new the next night until you have a wind-down schedule that works. 

              8. Write Your Sleep Habits In A Journal

              Sleep medicine expert and clinical psychologist Michael Breus revealed that about 30% of American adults don’t sleep for the physician-recommended seven to nine hours an evening. If you’re in this statistic, it might be time to consider sleep journaling. 

              Even though there are mixed results on whether sleep journaling is an effective way to help a person sleep better, it’s still something you should consider. This is because it works for some people. Yet, what is sleep journaling? 

              The answer is simple – it’s the act of keeping a sleep diary. Every morning you will write about how you slept when you went to sleep and any factors you think might have affected your sleep. 

              With this information in one place, a doctor can help determine what might be causing your sleep problems (for example, an injury) and help you figure out how to fix it. 

              9. Create A Sleep Routine

              From when we’re children, it’s recommended to have an established sleep routine. In fact, a study has proven that children with a consistent bedtime routine experience better sleep outcomes. So it makes sense that, as adults, creating a bedtime routine is just as important – especially when recovering on crutches after an injury. 

              When you follow a set sleep routine, your body can regulate its internal clock, which helps address some sleeping problems and poor sleep quality. So try to sleep at the same time every night and have a similar or routine wind-down activity that your body can learn.

              10. Don't Use Electronics Before Bed

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              One of the worst things you can do if you want to fix sleep problems and poor sleep quality is to use electronics before bed. Electronics such as smartphones, televisions, and computers emit high levels of blue light. This light tricks your brain into believing that it’s still daytime, causing you to experience a bad night’s rest. 

              Interestingly, a 2020 study determined that about 90% of global studies showed that increased screen time directly correlates with decreased sufficient sleep and delayed sleep onset. The findings also revealed that screen time affects brain recovery and rejuvenation each night because it disrupts sleep patterns and quality. 

              This is why many sleep experts recommend switching off technology that emits blue light at least two hours before bed to ensure better sleep quality. 

              Final Word

              Hopefully, you now know multiple effective ways to manage sleeping problems while recovering from crutches.

              If unsure where to start, we recommend talking with your doctor and establishing a sleep routine after creating a good sleeping environment. Once you’ve done this, you can try the other ways we mentioned to help you fix your sleep problems. 


              Best Bed Assist Rail

              5 Best Bed Assist Rail

              Are you consider buying a bed assist rail to prevent falls and injuries?

              After countless hours searching the various products on the market, we’ve found a few of the best bed assist rails. So continue reading to learn more about which bed assist rail matches your needs.

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                 Our Top 5 Best Bed Assist Rail

                Best For Versatility

                Best For Easy Use

                Best For Travel

                Best For Durability

                Best For Heavier Users

                Best 5 Best Bed Assist Rail Reviewed

                Best For Versatility – OasisSpace Bed Rail


                Unlike other bed assist rails, the OasisSpace bed rail can be used on the left or right side of the bed. This, along with its easy-to-use design, makes it infinitely versatile. Interestingly, this bed rail has also been proven to meet the highest medical standards, which is why it can hold up to 300 pounds. 

                The OasisSpace bed rail has a sturdy frame, secure and comfortable grip, non-slip handle, and durable steel rails. This means its highly effective at fall prevention and is a reliable bedside support for those with mobility limitations. 

                According to its makers, this bed assist rail is ideally suited to disabled individuals, seniors, pregnant women, and those living with injuries or physical limitations. You can also use this bed assist rail with any bed, and it has a unique M shape that allows for numerous grip positions. 

                Best For Ease Of Use Medical King Bed Assist Rail


                If you’re a first-time user, it’s best to buy one that is easy to use. Fortunately, the Medical King bed assist rail is exactly what first-time users need. This bed rail is not only uber easy to use to prevent falling but also easy to install. This bed rail fits any size thickness of the mattress and all bed sizes. 

                Best of all, it has a security strap that keeps it in place, so you don’t have to worry about accidentally injuring yourself. However, you should note that this easy-to-use bed assist rail is designed for seniors and isn’t suitable for children. 

                Additionally, the Medical King bed assist rail is also comfortable to use. It has a non-slip hand bar with a modern design. When equipped, it won’t be an eyesore but rather an attractive addition to a bedroom. Yet, one thing you need to keep in mind is that the pouch although convenient was slightly flimsy. 

                Best For Travel Able Life Bedside Mighty Rail


                There is no shame in using a bed assist rail when traveling. After all, no price can be put on your safety. If you need a travel-friendly bed rail, you might not want to look any further than the padded Able Life Bedside Mighty Rail. 

                This bed assist rail has been specially designed to provide support, balance, and safety to those on the go. After you have installed it you can look forward to it never failing or moving if it’s firmly attached to its installation point (your bed). 

                Additionally, the Able Life Bedside Mighty Rail is super easy to assemble within minutes and lightweight. This is why it can easily fit into travel bags and carry-on suitcases. Moreover, according to its makers, this bed assist rail is perfect for those with limited mobility. It’s also ideal for those recovering from surgery or living with severe back pain.


                There is likely none more durable than the Vaunn Medical adjustable bed assist rail. This rail is heavy-duty, thanks to its powder steel coating. This coating ensures the frame is strong and can hold up to 300 pounds. It also has a modern look, so you won’t need to worry about looking out of place in your home. 

                The Vaunn Medical bed assist rail is also adjustable and ideal for handicapped individuals with mobility limitations. It helps people perform daily activities like reading, eating, and working without getting out of bed. 

                Yet, what you’ll likely love the most is that it has slip-resistant pads on the handle and foam padding to make gripping comfortable. There are also horizontal stabilizer bars and floor-standing legs that ensure increased stability is provided. This means you won’t need to worry about falling when you use it. 

                Best For Heavier Users Able Life Bedside Extend-A-Rail


                The Able Life bedside extend-a-rail is perfect for heavier users with mobility issues. This is because this bed assist rail is easily adjustable in length from 20 to 30 inches. It is also push-button operated, so you can raise and lower it with minimal movement and effort. This will keep you safe from late-night falls when you might not see the best. 

                In addition, the Able Life bedside assist rail has a built-in standing support rail that safely supports up to 300 pounds. It is also compatible with a range of beds, including the queen, king, and California king sizes. 

                However, you should note that it cannot be used on adjustable beds or beds with very soft mattresses. Despite this negative, many people love its modern design that seamlessly blends into any room design. 

                Recommended OasisSpace Bed Rail| Final Words

                Each bed assist rail on our list is ideal for its own reasons. Which one you choose will depend on your needs, preferences, and budget. Since these medical tools help prevent further injury and assist one’s mobility, it might be time to consider buying one. We mentioned some of the best options in our article. 

                If you’re looking for versatility and sturdiness you should consider the OasisSpace bed rail as this is what it’s designed for. On the other hand if you’re looking for a bed rail that is easy to travel with you need to get the Able Life Bedside Mighty Rail. If neither of these options is attractive consider the other three we mentioned as they’re worth considering.


                How To Keep Toes Warm In A Cast

                How To Keep Toes Warm In A Cast

                Toes are the most difficult part in a cast to keep warm. They are very exposed and, therefore, very open to the cold, so it is vital to find a way in which you can keep them warm. To keep your toes warm in a cast involves more than just a soft sock. 

                To learn what else you can do to keep your toes warm in a cast, here are some ways that you may find useful.

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                  Cast Sock

                  A cast sock is a large full-length sock that you can put on and off relatively easily. It will cover your toes completely, keeping them warm in a cast. It also offers extra cushioning and padding, which is especially useful if you are prone to blisters on your feet. 

                  This sock has special features that help keep the toes warm, such as a thick layer of fleece fabric and a buttonhole so it can be worn over any cast. Cast socks are made to be worn with any cast and provide warmth and comfort to your toes. 

                  Cast socks come in a range of colours and patterns, making them easy to match with your cast.

                  Big Slipper

                  This is a thick, warm, and very spacious slipper that you can wear over a cast. It is made of a thin but soft fabric that offers much comfort. 

                  A big slipper works by covering the cast up with a comfortable, tight fitting fabric. It is also designed to bend with your foot and, therefore, will not cause any discomfort as you walk. It is also very warm and will keep all the toes intact, thereby keeping them warm in a cast.

                  Toe Warmer

                  A Toe Warmer is a thick fleece that you can fit over your cast. It offers a little extra insulation, which means that the toes will stay warm in a cast. 

                  Toe warmers are made from a very soft fabric and have a drawstring that allows you to fit them over the cast. It is very comfortable and offers extra insulation from the cold. 

                  It also ensures that all your toes are covered by a thick fleece, which keeps them warm in a cast. The fleece fabric lets moisture escape while maintaining warmth.

                  Football (Soccer) or Rugby Socks

                  These socks work very well in a cast. These socks are very stretchy, so they will fit and behave like a normal socks. They are soft and comfortable, making them ideal for the wearer. 

                  The tops of the socks can be pulled down so that you can walk with your toes exposed. They are thin enough to keep your toes warm in a cast. 

                  Large Socks


                  Large socks work well as they are able to cover your whole foot. They provide warmth because they can be worn comfortably over a cast. They also have a thick layer of warm padding that makes them ideal for the wearer. 

                  They are also made of very soft fabric, ideal for warm comfort and protection. These socks are made from different materials and offer a lot of warmth. 

                  They are reasonably soft, so they do not irritate the skin. These socks are also very comfortable, so the wearer does not have to go through discomfort as they go about their day.

                  Non-Casted Side Footwear Shoes

                  Non-casted side footwear shoes are useful to wear over a cast because they will save your toes from being exposed outside. They can be worn like normal shoes, but you have to consider the height of the cast because this will alter how they fit and feel. 

                  The wearer has to consider the weight and height of the cast when choosing their shoes, as this can make them tight or uncomfortable. The wearer needs to take into account the type of cast they have and, therefore, what kind of footwear is most suitable. 

                  The wearer may need to experiment with a few to find the most comfortable fit, as it will depend on their particular cast.

                  Put A Trash Bag Over The Cast

                  To keep your toes warm, you can put trash bags over your cast and then cover the trash bag with a cast shoe. Make sure that the trash bag is waterproof. This is the most basic way of keeping your toes warm.

                  The trash bag is waterproof because it is lined with materials. So the trash bag will keep water out whilst still allowing the wearer to enjoy sustainable warmth. The trash bag has a high heat tolerance and is thick, soft, and comfortable.

                  Toe Cozy

                  The toe cozy is super stretchy, very soft, and most importantly, it has no heel or toe seams. It is also very lightweight and breathable.

                  The toe cozy will make sure that your toes stay warm and cosy. It is made from a very soft material and will ensure that your toes are not exposed to discomfort. 

                  It also has a wide toe box and is reinforced, which means that it will be very comfortable for you and make sure that your toes stay in the correct position.

                  The toe cozy is made from latex-free cotton. It has enough room for big toes and has no seams or hems. It is also machine washable and odour resistant.

                  Final Word

                  Keeping your toes warm in a cast is important if you want to maintain the comfort and health of your toes. Cast socks, big slippers and toe warmers are the main ways to keep your toes warm in a cast. 

                  These items are designed to be worn over casts and keep your toes warm and comfortable. Whether you are in a cast for a long period or only have a small cast, these items will offer you the comfort and warmth you need to keep your toes warm.