As a woman who has had multiple sclerosis for over twenty-six years, I finally decided after a series of falls that I could no longer rely on walking safely on my own.
As it is important for me to keep my independence, I wondered if crutches might help. I went online to see if I could find anything suitable. I already had a pair of standard grey crutches, but they made my hands sore and they slipped in wet weather.
I quickly found this ‘Cool Crutch’ website and thought the Smartcrutch, with their lower arm support, might help me. I rang them in the UK and spoke to a very helpful man who answered all my questions and was perfectly happy to let me try them for a week after which I could return them if I didn’t like the feeling of walking with them.
On the contrary, I find them comfortable and easy to use. The sloping forearm with the handle makes a huge difference compared to my original upright forearm crutches. On days when my legs feel heavy and I need to rest frequently and there is nowhere sit down, I can lean forward on my crutches and because the weight is distributed between my legs and my arms, they afford immediate relief. I don’t hunch over with this design, as the crutches offer support which helps my posture.
Thank you for your help in my selection and final decision to buy the Smartcrutch