WalkingEquipment.com is dedicated in carrying
only the top quality fore-arm crutches at the best possible
prices. This is why we have chosen to sell the Walk
Easy® and Lofstrand®
fore-arm crutch brands. The Forearm
crutch has been around for many years and has been known as
one of the most supportive and functional devices available
for walking assistance. The forearm crutch has a streamlined
appearance and allows the client to use his hands without
dropping the crutches. Unlike normal underarm crutches these
crutches do not put constant pressure on the underarm. Constant
pressure under the arm can cause severe nerve damage and result
in a serious medical condition. Fore-arm crutches are more
appropriate for people with long-term needs, the crutch features
a flexible cuff that surrounds the forearm just below the
elbow, helping to reduce arm strain. Cuffs that adjust in
length above the handgrip afford the most comfort. We are
very confident in the crutches that we sell and that is why
we stand behind them. As with all our products if you are
not 100% satisfied you can return them using our one month
100% satisfaction guarantee for the full purchase price as
long as they are in a new condition.
Research has shown that walking with crutches requires
up to twice as much energy as normal gait.
While this may be true of an individual using heavy
underarm crutches and the "swing-through" technique (more
on this hereafter), a lightweight forearm crutch user can be much
more energy efficient.
Interestingly, few countries in the Western World
still advocate underarm crutches, the U.S. being one of them. Europe
as a whole shifted almost exclusively to forearm crutches for both
short and long-term users several decades ago.
Physically-challenged individuals who rely on crutches
on a day-to-day basis nearly always favor forearm crutches. Aside
from their light weight and relative compactness, forearm crutches
allow for greater mobility, conform more readily to a user's gait
and most importantly, are more energy efficient.