A crutch is a mobility aid that transfers weight from the legs to the upper body. It is often used for people who cannot use their legs to support their weight, for reasons ranging from short-term injuries to lifelong disabilities.
A crutch must do two things reduce weight load on one of your legs and broaden your support base to improve your balance and stability. The support also should assist upright movement and transmit sensory cues through the hands. A Underarm Crutches allows people with paralysis or other disabilities the benefits of upright posture and lets them maneuver in places they cannot go with a wheelchair.
These non-traditional crutches are useful for users with an injury or disability affecting one lower leg only. They function by strapping the affected leg into a support frame that simultaneously holds the lower leg clear of the ground while transferring the load from the ground to the user’s knee or thigh. This style of crutch has the advantage of not using the hands or arms while walking. A claimed benefit is that upper thigh atrophy is also reduced because the affected leg remains in use. Unlike other crutch designs these designs are unusable for pelvic, hip or thigh injuries and in some cases for knee injuries also.
Benefits of forearm crutches : There must be something to the fact that forearm crutches are the preferred walking aid among long term crutch users. Or, just ask anyone that has had to endure the use of underarm crutches for more than a couple of weeks, and most will tell of a painful and sometimes debilitating experience. From armpits rubbed raw to major wrist pain and in some cases permanent nerve damage, underarm crutches can at times cause more harm than the original injury. However, underarm crutches are still a common walking aid and for some, may be their only option.
Standard Aluminum Crutches push-button crutches feature a Double extruded center tube that provides load-bearing strength where it’s needed the most. The special foot piece utilizes durable rivets to secure the aluminum tubing from the inside, providing more stability than plastic connectors. Long, virtually unbreakable stair deflector helps protect against the crutch slipping on stairs and helps increase stress tolerance at all angles without cracking; non-skid rubber tips provide good traction.
Aluminum Crutches Features :
- High-strength aluminum alloys tube
- Both handgrip and foot height adjustable
- Comfortable PU foam underarm pad
- Size ; L-135-155 cm,
- Size ; m-114-34 cm,
- Size ; S-95-115 cm
While traditional crutches (also referred to as underarm crutches) are supported by pads that the user secures between his or her rib cage and upper arm, forearm crutches work differently. Folding Forearm Crutches style of walking aid is used by inserting the arm into a partial cuff and taking hold of the handles that lie on the anterior side either crutch. If you struggle with mobility or balance when using an underarm variant, you may find that this style provides you with greater stability.