How To Choose A Mobility Scooter If You’re Dealing With a Temporary Disability?


Having a mobility scooter comes in handy if you have an injury that limits your ability to get around. It can help you maintain your independence and comfortably and conveniently accomplish your daily tasks despite your injury. So, how do you choose a mobility scooter if you're dealing with a temporary disability.

If you can afford a mobility scooter, buy the type that will suit your needs, allowing you to comfortably get in and out without a problem. Remember, some do not have armrests which makes it difficult to enter or exit easily. Caution is important when you have a broken leg, and balancing is among the many challenges you are bound to experience in your condition. It is very critical to ensure you are as sturdy as possible.

Your mobility scooter might come with some risks, but the benefits heavily outweigh those risks. You can travel a long distance on a mobility scooter in your condition, something somebody on crutches cannot afford to do. The benefits of a mobility scooter extend beyond your broken leg, and you might even find yourself using it after your leg has healed.

Types of Mobility Scooters for Broken Ankle, Leg, or Foot

There might be many credible mobility scooters in the market today, but the right type for you will depend on some notable factors. Some of these factors include the following:

  • Your budget
  • Vehicle type
  • Your preferences

No matter your preference, your budget, or the available options, it is best to do a consultation with a reputable mobility scooter provider like Electric Wheelchairs USA before you make a choice. These experts are often trained to ask you the right questions so that they can make the best recommendation possible.

Travel Mobility Scooters

A travel mobility scooter might be a great choice if you are constantly on the go. Travel mobility scooters are usually light-weight, and many are airline approved. You can take a look at our travel mobility scooters for an informed decision.

Folding Mobility Scooters

Like travel mobility scooters, folding mobility scooters are also lightweight and transportable, but their compact size may not provide enough leg room if you have a bulky cast or boot on your leg, which may create an uncomfortable ride. But if you don’t require a lot of legroom this is an affordable option. We stock an extensive range of folding mobility scooters that you can navigate to for more information.

Heavy Duty Mobility Scooters

If you have a vehicle with a strong class hitch rating and can afford a vehicle lift, then a heavy-duty mobility scooter would be a good option.

These heavy-duty mobility scooters are well known for their excellent driving range, as much as 25 miles on a single charge and even more, with adjustable top speeds reaching up to 9 miles per hour. Among the best qualities of heavy-duty scooters, is the legroom and comfort. For more information take a look at our collection of heavy duty mobility scooters.


We hope that these tips on how to choose a mobility scooter if your leg or foot is broken have been helpful to you. Please feel free to let us know if you have any questions or if you feel we need to add more of these types of articles to our site. 

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If you are more interested and looking for other related articles, our staff compiled a great list of mobility scooters with the best turning radius and mobility scooters with the best ground clearance and suspension and have had some great feedback on those articles as well.

Feel free to write me anytime at if you have any questions or comments.  At Electric Wheelchairs USA, we truly love helping our customers make the best choice for their needs, whether it is a power chairmobility scooter, or lift chair.





Abby Haukongo

Abby Haukongo is a key contributor at Electric Wheelchairs USA, known for her deep knowledge in the powered mobility sector. Her expertise in internet technology and content creation enhances her ability to cover trending topics in this niche. Abby's unique blend of technical acumen and industry insights makes her an invaluable asset, providing readers with well-informed, relevant content on the latest developments in powered mobility.

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