We have had feedback from crutch users all over the world who are using crutches with Flexyfoot when they are recovering from sports injuries, broken legs or operations as well as from active amputees.
Choosing the right type of crutches
Choosing the right type of crutch for you is crucial. Both elbow and axilla (or underarm) crutches must be measured correctly because they take a lot more body weight than walking sticks.
Elbow crutches are recommended for long-term use and people with additional body injury or weakness as well as those who suffer from carpal tunnel syndrome. The handgrips need to be level with your wrist bone. Some also have an adjustment for the elbow cuff, which should cradle your forearm just below the elbow joint.
Axilla crutches are usually given for short-term use and are more popular in the USA. To fit, stand up in your shoes with the correct ferrule fitted to the crutch and adjust its height so the under arm pad is two finger widths under your armpit. Then adjust the handgrip so it’s level with your wrist bone.
Are you an existing crutch user?
If so, are you suffering from wrist pain, or general discomfort? Both axilla and elbow crutches can be fitted with Flexyfoot ferrules to improve their performance and increase their comfort.
The Flexyfoot bellows help ease the shocks reverberating up your crutch each time you take a step and the unique foot enables you to twist or turn whilst leaving the ferrule firmly placed on the ground.
Are you looking for something new?
Alternatively you might be looking for some new stylish crutches rather than dull grey, standard issue crutches! If so check out our new black Flexyfoot crutch with built-in Flexyfoot ferrule and comfort gripBuy Online