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Crutches

Crutches

Crutches are one of the most common mobility aids used after an injury or surgery to the lower body.  Used correctly, crutches can reduce the stress on a painful or injured joint or limb by transferring the weight normally placed on the injured area to the upper body. Crutches often require considerable body strength and good balance.

There are two main types of crutches -- underarm crutches (also called axillary crutches) and forearm crutches. Underarm crutches are more traditional and are used predominantly for ankle or knee injuries. Underarm crutches, if used correctly, are  ideal for short durations (from a week to up to three months). Over long term use, underarm crutches can cause posture problems and sometimes pressure or nerve injury.  Forearm crutches are rarely used in North America, but are preferred over underarm crutches in other parts of the world, such as the UK.  Forearm crutches can be used in most cases instead of underarm crutches but, in particular, are very effective when both legs are need to be supported. Third third type of crutch is a walking knee crutch.

Things to consider when choosing crutches:

  • does your doctor recommend forearm or underarm crutches
  • for underarm crutches, there is an option for folding crutches
  • ensure to get the proper size (1 1/2 to 2 inches below your armpit)
  • do you need crutch padding on the underarm rest for comfort
  • do you need any other crutch accessories, such as crutch tips or crutch grips

Carex

Carex Folding Crutches

$64.99 $49.95

Carex Folding Crutches Stay on the go and active with our Carex Folding Crutches. These aluminum underarm crutches offer comfortable and dependable support for anyone recovering from a lower-body injury or surgery. The walking crutches easily fold...

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Mobb Healthcare

MOBB iWalk 3.0 Hands Free Crutch

$218.00 $179.00

MOBB iWalk 3.0 Hands Free Crutch Mobb IWalk is completely hands free, allowing for increased mobility during recovery.  Eliminates the inconvenience of crutches Safe, Comfortable, Lightweight Durable, Inexpensive, Clinically Proven Fully...

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Mobb Healthcare

MOBB Push Button Crutches

$65.00 $54.20

MOBB Push Button Crutches Mobb Push Button crutches come with height indicators for easy and precise adjustments. Made of lightweight aluminum High density foam rubber grip and underarm support for extra comfort over long term use Height adjustable...

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BIOS Medical

BIOS Medical Straight Umbrella with LED Lights

$39.99 $29.95

BIOS Medical Straight Umbrella with LED Lights The BIOS Medical Straight Umbrella features multiple LED lights that encompass the peak, circumference and underside of the handle to increase visibility and safety while walking on dark and/or stormy...

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Drive Medical

Drive Medical Aluminum Crutches

$19.99

Drive Medical Aluminum Crutches Drive Medical Aluminum Crutches are lighter than wood but still provide stability and durability. Pushpin adjustment in 1" increments Easy wing nut hand grip adjustments Non-skid vinyl contoured...

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Drive Medical

Drive Medical Steel Forearm Crutches

$98.32 $65.25

Drive Medical Steel Forearm Crutches Features/Benefits Vinyl-coated, ergonomically contoured arm cuffs molded for comfort and stability Leg and forearm sections adjust independently for optimal sizing Vinyl hand grips are comfortable and...

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Airgo

Airgo Forearm Crutches

$105.00 $89.99

Airgo Forearm Crutches The Airgo Forearm Crutches are the preferred walking aid among a lot of crutch users. Often people start using underarm crutches first, but the pain that comes with it makes them instantly switch to forearm crutches! They are an...

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Airgo

Airgo ProCare IC Aluminum Crutches - 1 Pair

$44.85 $37.50

Airgo ProCare IC Aluminum Crutches - 1 Pair The Airgo ProCare IC Aluminum Crutches are ergonomic crutches with easy push-button adjustment. Features Tool-free height adjustment Crutches are comfortable, lightweight (lighter than wood) and...

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Australian Sheepskin Apparel

Australian Sheepskin Crutch Pads (pair)

$53.10

Australian Sheepskin Crutch Pads (Pair) Whether you recently experienced a slight leg injury or went through a more serious surgery, undertaking rehabilitation is necessary before you try stepping on your own feet. In such cases, it is essential to use...

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ProBasics

ProBasics Aluminum Crutches

$38.99

ProBasics Aluminum Crutches The ProBasics Aluminum Crutches are sturdy lightweight anodized aluminum crutches with push-button height adjustment. Features: Reinforced one-piece center tube provides additional strength to weight-bearing...

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Airgo

Airgo Crutch Underarm Pads

$7.99 $7.49

Airgo Crutch Underarm Pads Airgo Crutch Underarm Pads are designed to improve comfort and control while reducing underarm fatigue. Internal ribbing with reinforced ends Perspiration resistant Easy to clean and disinfect Easy to open packaging - no...

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Airgo

Airgo Latex-Free Crutch Tips

$4.95 $4.80

Airgo Latex-Free Crutch Tips Airgo Latex-Free Crutch Tips are designed with a broad base and suction grip for better stability. Metal inserts protect against wear Designed to absorb shocks and pressure Easy to open packaging - no cutting...

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Airgo

Airgo Latex-Free Hand Grips

$4.95 $4.90

Airgo Latex-Free Hand Grips Airgo Latex-Free Hand Grips have an ergonomic shape for better comfort and control. Designed to absorb shock and pressure Perspiration resistant Smooth finish is easy to clean and disinfect Easy to open packing - no...

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