Crutch advice?

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Crutch advice?

Postby Shaodan » Thu Aug 27, 2015 6:43 pm

Hello all, I'm new to the forum and hope I'm posting this in the right location.

I've been diagnosed with FM for a few months now and the process of getting medication and help set up has been pretty slow, but to be honest, I'm just glad that I've finally got a name for what I've had wrong with me. I've just been given some closed cuff elbow crutches to help me with my mobility and to be honest, they've really helped. The problem that I have is, and my OT thought it might be, is that they are the largest they could give me for my height. I'm 6'2" tall and the crutches are just a little too small. Also, the cuff part is VERY snug on my forearms, even when I'm only wearing a short sleeved shirt. There is no way I will be able to use the crutches when winter rolls around, as they will not fit over my coats etc. The other size of cuff they have, I could probably fit my thigh in and they are simply too big.

So, I've been doing some reading and research and have decided that I probably need some permanent user crutches that will allow me to get the right height and perhaps some open cuffs?

Does anyone know of a brand or company that have different sized cuffs or provide permanent user crutches with open cuffs? I've been looking for hours today and feel like I'm getting no further forward.

Thanks
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Re: Crutch advice?

Postby Gracious » Thu Aug 27, 2015 9:40 pm

Now sure what you're looking for but did a quick search for crutches for tall adults, (assummed your are UK based) here are a few links:

http://www.healthandcare.co.uk/crutch-h ... wgodDqwIyw

http://www.completecareshop.co.uk/mobil ... wwodXtkElg

http://www.livingmadeeasy.org.uk/walkin ... es-1953-p/

You may have already looked at these sites, but there seems to be plenty of options for crutches for tall adults, even cuff options and style.

Hope this is of some help.

With loving kindness
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Re: Crutch advice?

Postby HazelB » Tue Sep 01, 2015 9:44 am

I use smart crutches www.smartcrutch.co.uk

The height adjusts and you can also adjust the forearm support angle.

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Re: Crutch advice?

Postby FionaS » Wed Sep 09, 2015 10:40 am

I've used smartcrutches for years. They're excellent and even my orthopaedic consultant was highly impressed.
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