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Buy the Right Crutches: How to Regain Your Mobility After an Injury

Crutches have been in use for centuries to assist people regain their independence and maintain a healthy lifestyle. Available in a variety of styles and heights, crutches are designed to provide support and balance for those recovering from injury. Crutches give people with impaired mobility a fresh start on recovery, allowing the user to stay active and independent.

Common complaints with crutches are their length and awkward shape. The standard crutch design is oftentimes painful for the person dependent on these crutches. Crutch users often have so much issue with transporting their crutches, they sometimes opt to just stay home.

Here at ActiveForever, we refuse to give in to that defeatist attitude. Instead we began to carry a remarkable new crutch designed by Millennial Medical, a company much like our own, that strived to create a comfortable and easy-to-use mobility aid. Millennial In-Motion Pro Crutches were the result of their tireless efforts. These crutches were designed from the ground up, addressing the major concerns of people who suffer with their current standard crutches. Spring-loaded tips reduce the impact of each step on the joints, and the ergonomically designed underarm cradle and hand grips provide a more natural feel when walking to reduce strain and fatigue. These crutches also fold in half, allowing the user greater travel freedom, as the compact design takes up a fraction of the space needed to stow a pair of standard crutches.

People who suffer from more severe balance issues sometimes are not able to stay upright enough to be able to use the crutches that have been described here. In these cases, many times a doctor will recommend Euro-crutches, or more commonly called Forearm crutches. These crutches support the weight of the body above the wrist, reducing the strain on the lower body. These crutches are typically height adjustable unless they were custom designed for the user, and are available in multiple colors like the Euro-Style Forearm Crutches. Designed with lightweight aircraft grade aluminum, these crutches feature a contoured cuff and textured grip for comfort and are much shorter than standard crutches, making them much easier to transport and maneuver.

When you suffer from a lower body injury, few realize the importance of having your hands free. Much like the saying "you don"t know what you"ve got until it"s gone" it is hard to realize the limitations caused by having to rely on crutches for mobility. In efforts to reduce the restrictions people are subject to when confined to crutches, iWalkFree, a Canadian-based company, designed and manufactured a revolutionary device for mobility. They call it the Hands-Free Crutch, and it is a new and unique device that supports the user"s leg at the knee. Much like a modern-day peg-leg, the iWalkFree Hands-Free Crutch allows the user to keep both hands free and walk without furthering their injury. This crutch is made more for the user without major balance issues, as it supports only one leg while walking, as opposed to more conventional crutches that support the entire body"s weight after each step.

ActiveForever is well aware of the notion that crutches have not changed design in over 70 years, and the idea that standard crutches are extremely practical for a variety of injuries. For these reasons, we do our best to cater to the needs of the injured and disabled and carry not only standard crutches, but also various devices designed to make standard crutches more comfortable and practical. There are accessories for crutches that add extra padding to the handgrips and underarms. There are even a couple different pouches to help carry items while your hands are busy maintaining your mobility. No matter the disability or ailment, ActiveForever is here to help. Browse our collection of mobility aids and find what"s right for you!