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    Talking Walking full time with forearm crutches, now i need better ones, any suggestions?

    Hello everyone! I wasn' sure if i should post this here or in the Life forum. But i'm currently using these big, junky looking forarm crutches as seen below:

    All the cool kids laugh at me. lol

    Anywho, anyone know where i can find skinner/lighter forearm crutches that actually look decent? Thanks!

    Bruce, if you read this, where did you get yours from? you seem to have some nice eqiupment.
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    You can search under forearm, Canadian or Lofstrand crutches for some options. They come in both full and half-cuff:

    http://www.walkeasy.com/shop/Categor...rearm+Crutches

    http://www.visaids.com/store/prodVie...idproduct=4379

    You may also want to look at this paper:

    http://www.gradsch.psu.edu/diversity.../55_segura.pdf

    Here is also a helpful glossary of terms:

    http://www.walkeasy.com/common/help/glossary.asp

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    Cory, didja see the crutches of mine that Jadis was using in the pics from my adventures out in MT? I need to get the info off of them for her as well. I bought them from the DME store near me for about $65 for the pair and they came in a few different colors. THey're still in my van, I"ll try to get the info this afternoon and get back to you...They are very lightweight and comfy.
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    Ive got these.... they're wicked !

    I have these Titanium elbow crutches.... their not cheap but if you need them like we do.... they're worth it. If you want pictures of them, just ask.
    All the best. http://www.mustgetit.com/
    C-5 incomplete , walking with crutches. In controlled pain. Respect to all SCI people.

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    THanks for the responces everyone. I also ran into the problem where I had to put padding in the arm cuffs because my arms were too skinny. Do they have such thing as "small" arm cuffs?
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    Cory, I'm curious as to how you are carrying your books and other stuff while using your crutches. Carrying things is much easier with a walker (at least that's my excuse for still using a walker). Thanks, Mike
    T12 Incomplete - Walking with Crutches, Injured in Oct 2003

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    Maybe youth size would have a smaller cuff, C. Do you need the full cuff or is a half cuff/support good enough?

    The ones Chelle is talking about are EuroStyle - here's a link
    Last edited by Jadis; 05-03-2006 at 12:42 PM.

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    You can see one of her crutches leaned up against her chair here:
    http://img240.imageshack.us/img240/4...hegoats9md.jpg

    Found her crutches @ Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...s=hpc&v=glance

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    Quote Originally Posted by JonnyC
    I have these Titanium elbow crutches.... their not cheap but if you need them like we do.... they're worth it. If you want pictures of them, just ask.
    All the best. http://www.mustgetit.com/
    Wow - Not cheap? They are 10 times the cost of the aluminum ones that I just bought. 550 UK Pounds? Ouch.

    MrCoffee - according to the article that KLD linked to, there are small and large cuff sizes. After all the arm muscle that I've put on since my injury, I'm in the opposite boat - the cuffs fit way to tight, and I need to shake shake shake to get them loose.

    -- JB

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    probably not much better than aluminum either
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