I have had a worrying number of near-misses when my elbow crutch has skidded on wet tiles and paths, and now am getting apprehensive about ice - I'm in Scotland. It is an NHS crutch for my CMT balance problems, and I was astonished when I discovered how dangerous it is.
I do try to place it vertically, as I know it is less likely to skid. But it is hard to remember, as it is instinctive to make a broad "tripod" of feet and stick, for balance.
I have found there's a product called "Rain Guard", at NonSlipCrutchTips.com, which is in the U.S. They also have "Snow Boots" which are used with the Rain Guard tips (I think they fit over them). A pair of each costs $46.90 including carriage to the UK. I couldn't find anything in this country.
Has anyone here tried them ?
Do they fit on NHS elbow crutches ? ( the Rain Guard would replace the standard ferrule)
Do they work?
Or have you found any other solution to the problem ?