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Title: a really good pair of crutches
Post by: emphatic on July 30, 2006, 05:36:04 AM
This is a pair of crutches that are quite amazing.

The crutches themselves are pretty typical forearm crutches, but they have a different kind of handrest, which the company calls ergonomic. It offers a much better surface where more of your hand rests on the handle, rather than just the part which is right over your radial nerve. I found it to be an incredible difference from the regular crutch handle.

They also offer an optional rubber tip for the base which absorbs quite a bit of shock and rotates so you can keep your balance no matter how uneven the ground is.

They can be ordered easily from the internet, and come in all sorts of pretty colors.  ;D

WalkEasy forearm crutches with the ergonomic handle:
http://www.walkeasy.com/shop/product_details.asp?ProductCode=495

(http://www.walkeasy.com/assets/products/495_large.jpg)

This isn't the best photo of the handle, but it's the best one on their website:

(http://www.walkeasy.com/assets/products/detail/large/495_grip.jpg)

Happy Crutching!

Meg
Title: Re: a really good pair of crutches
Post by: poikiloid on June 24, 2010, 07:25:56 PM
in my opinion, SmartCrutch is much better than the ones above. Just started selling in US. smartcrutchusa.com
i had to use them for almost 3 months.
i paid for forearm crutches and they hurt too much.
these things are incredible. well worth the cost.
Title: Re: a really good pair of crutches
Post by: Kaputt_Knee on June 24, 2010, 08:19:12 PM
We've been using this type of crutch (called elbow crutches) in the UK and Europe since the year dot! Under arm crutches are only issued to those with hand/forearm problems.

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Title: Re: a really good pair of crutches
Post by: poikiloid on July 01, 2010, 03:04:30 PM
We've been using this type of crutch (called elbow crutches) in the UK and Europe since the year dot! Under arm crutches are only issued to those with hand/forearm problems.

If you are a spammer then you're out of luck here!


 ;)

Are you addressing me or the original poster? The crutches I mentioned are NOT forearm crutches (aka elbow crutches) which still put most of your weight on the hands, they are a new design that allows you to put ALL your weight along the whole length of your arm from elbow to hand. As I said, I tried forearm crutches, and frankly, they sucked.
Why would you say Meg is a spammer either? Just look at her stats and see that she is a frequent contributor. Forearm crutches are not common in the US, and her post was perfectly reasonable, though I must say the Smartcrutch is even much better than the ones she used.
Title: Re: a really good pair of crutches
Post by: bean11 on January 02, 2011, 11:20:39 PM
Thankyou  very much emphatic your post helped me order a set of them locally as I need them now for an extended time, do not fancy buggering up my wrists or nerves too !!! thanks again for the incite from Stephen ;D also to poikiloid for "Positive Help" not negative imput ::) ps. just got them today im impressed in comfort & a safer feel to ;D thanks for the thread guys  ;D
Title: Re: a really good pair of crutches
Post by: travelthomas on November 04, 2012, 07:45:12 AM
in my opinion, SmartCrutch is much better than the ones above. Just started selling in US. smartcrutchusa.com
i had to use them for almost 3 months.
i paid for forearm crutches and they hurt too much.
these things are incredible. well worth the cost.

Those do look good, and they sell them through Walgreens.

 
Title: Re: a really good pair of crutches
Post by: Chris-Bad-Knees on August 10, 2014, 09:55:59 PM
Hi,

I had a full knee replacement two weeks ago.

After doing some research, the crutches I ended up using are the In-Motion Pro Crutch:

http://millennialmedical.com/in-motion-pro-crutch.html

I am tall and they have these in tall sizes (Pro basketball players use them).

and the Ergobaum forearm crutch:

http://ergobaum.com/ergobaum/

I started with the Pro Crutch right after surgery when I needed more support and then moved to the Ergobaum crutch later as it was more comfortable.

Cheers,

Chris
Title: Re: a really good pair of crutches
Post by: WeenietheWarriorPrinces on January 02, 2015, 02:16:18 AM
I love my mobilegs!! The best way to describe them is a hybrid between an underarm crutch and a forearm crutch. I have been using them for almost 7 months. I'll never go back to regular under arm crutches if I have a choice again!
Weenie the Warrior Princess