For some people the use of crutches is only a temporary aid but for some people they are permanent aid, possibly where a person has lost a leg and prefers and chooses not to use a wheelchair but to instead stay upright and using crutches as a chosen way of getting around.
Nowadays a commonly used and often seen set of crutches are forearm crutches, they are lightweight and currently there are more comfortable variations available, also elbow crutches which tend to have a moulded elbow area, and on both of these styles of crutches you will see larger and ergonomically shaped handles that provide a much more comfortable grip area as well as reducing pressure in the hands.
Apart from adjustable height on some crutches, some will allow for pivoting of the arm cuff so that the user can find a comfortable setting for themselves.
A basic pair of crutches do not cost very much at all and a standard comfortable pair can cost around £12.00, how much you choose to pay and the comfort and quality that you require is a personal choice, if a user of crutches will be using them permanently then they may find themselves choosing a higher quality pair that offers maximum adjustable options and comfort, as well as build quality.
Last Updated on