When is the Right Time to Get a Wheelchair?Jul 06, 2018 Anonymous asks, quote: Hey I was wondering if you/your followers have any advice on when to get a wheelchair. I have hEDS and have been slowly drifting from walking to braces to crutches. Currently I work from home but I’m going to college next year so I’ll be moving a lot more and my legs already hurt and I feel tired just thinking about it. So how do I know when it’s time to get some wheels? Also any tips on how to deal with using a chair when I can technically walk. I don’t feel disabled enough for it sometimes.end quote.Anonymous Get a wheelchair when walking becomes difficult, painful, and/or dangerous. Remember that walking is not the ideal.