Mobility Tools and equipment cater to a broad audience. Primarily, they cater to the elderly who suffers from weakened muscles and joints. Then you have those who are with physical disabilities. And, of course, patients who injured the lower part of their body affected their mobility and sense of balance.
Every kind of patient has unique needs and will require a different mobility tool. For one, the elderly will get the best value out of a mobility scooter while a person who has a physical disability will have better use of an electric wheelchair. However, for those who have injuries in the lower part of their body that adversely affects their mobility and sense of balance, getting a crutch can be a good choice since it’s only for temporary use.
What are Crutches?
Crutches are mobility tools that help patients to transfer their weight from the legs to the upper body. It works somewhat like a cane but better because it has less force and pressure on your hands. Crutches are typically used by people who have injuries that prevent them from walking normally. This kind of mobility aid helps the patient stay in an upright position while standing without relying on both legs.
Crutches can be used for both short-term and long-term, but it’s most commonly used as a temporary aid for those suffering from temporary injuries.
Kinds of Crutches
There are several kinds of crutches to choose from; these include:
AXILLARY / UNDERARM CRUTCHES
The most common kind of crutch is the axillary crutches. This kind of crutch is positioned against the ribcage and under the armpits while the patient holds onto the handgrip. This is the kind that people use for short-term injuries and temporary treatment.
LOFSTRAND / FOREARM CRUTCHES
Lofstrand or forearm crutches are the more comfortable kind. This kind of crutch requires the patient to place his arm into the crutch cuff while holding the handgrip. Because it’s the comfortable kind, it’s the one used by patients afflicted with long-term disabilities.
Platform crutches allow the patients to get a grip while having the forearms rest horizontally. This kind of crutch is not widely used and can be an excellent alternative to avoid stress and pressure in the hands and wrists.
What Does a Crutch Do?
Crutches offer tons of benefits to its users – mainly the following:
- It reduces the weight load on one of your legs so you can stand and walk without getting off balance.
- Assists the patient to be in an upright position without putting much pressure on the injured part of the leg.
- Allows people with disabilities to move around independently without assistance from another person.
- Aids people who have difficulty in walking and establishing balance.
- Helps any person to gain balance, especially when suffering from any type of injury in the lower part of the body.
- Removes pressure on the patients’ hands by effectively spreading it on the upper body.
- Aids the body to have better circulation and posture by improving overall movement.
This custom aluminum forearm crutch is made of 1/8-inch thick aluminum. Its built gives it additional strength that is needed for those patients who weigh over 250-lbs. It has an unbreakable nylon cuff that can be adjusted depending on the patient’s preference. This crutch is black powder-coated from tip to tip, which gives it a minimalist vibe. What’s great about this crutch is that it comes with a 4.5-inch grip length that can take on any person weighing up to 1000lbs.
I love the scooter. It gives me new found freedom and more travel capabilities. I want to thanks the staff for all the help they gave me and have no problem in recommending mobility paradise to my friends.
I got the EW46 for my mother for her birthday. She loves it, just about everyone in the neiborhood came over to check it out. My aunt is thinking about getting her. I might get me one i love the style thank you so much.
Waiting for the scooter to be delivered hopefully it works with our golden companion full size 3 wheel mobility scooter . If not we will have to return the ramps & find something else that works.
It's a good scooter! We haven't had any problems with it it's been working great!
I’ve had mine for 4 years and has worked great. I have mine broke down and placed in the trunk of a Ford Fiesta car ..easy to assemble and disassemble great product! The battery working great so far!
Love this mobility scooter - very well manufactured. Unfortunately, the person I purchased this for passed before she could use it and I donated it to the hospice store. I hope someone is able to enjoy it. It should serve them well for many years.
Very fast efficient delivery. Easy to assemble (my teenage grandson did it for me). I had used a borrowed scooter (older model) for several months, and this one is even better.
This is a well-built scooter. I bought it for my elderly mother. She likes it a lot. It moves along smoothly and quietly. I can disassemble it and put it in the car in less than a minute. It came well packaged in a large box. I had no trouble putting it together out of the box. However, if you are frail or not very strong, I would recommend having somebody help you.
My husband got to where he could not walk at all, and this was a God Send for him, and now I have
Lost him, but I will use it for myself.
Easy to assemble. Very maneuverable. Easily disassemble for transport.
My father recently had open heart surgery and has been struggling since. I got this as a gift for him and he is in love. Now he can get to places with my mother and not get out of breath.
After giving the scooter a nice overnight charge, it was able to get around the neighborhood at a nice clip. The recipient had a stroke and walking was a painful chore. Life activities are now far more accessible and achievable now that the Ewheels Scooter is his life!
Repeat purchase for my partner. Great for travel.
This scooter rides smoothly, we added a back basket and a larger front basket so now my mother can go grocery shopping on her own!
I have not received my scooter yet.