Generally, the legs are portrayed in a dream of being crippled or seeing a crippled person. An unfortunate set of circumstances may have left you feeling victimized, questioning your power to carry your own weight. If the hands are crippled, it is a message about the ability to take what you feel you need. Dreaming of being crippled often suggests that the power to heal can be activated by exploring the other symbolism associated with the dream. In a sense you are crippled and need to make some type of change in responsibility (for yourself or others) that will allow you to move forward unaided by 'crutches' or a sense of guilt/excuses.