I have been using elbow crutches for three or so years, and am getting an increasingly frequent and increasingly sharp pain in my left wrist - on the opposite side to my thumb.
I am right handed, but my right side is significantly weaker than my left.
Consequently I use my left crutch most of the time, and the right one only when unavoidable (e.g. distances of more than 10 yards out of doors)- in order to avoid damage to my right hand - which I use for very precise drawing.
Has anyone else had pain resulting from using crutches?
Have you found a solution?
Should I try to use my hot and uncomfortable wrist splints with crutches (I only wear them at night)?
I have just found something called Smartcrutches online. Apparently your weight is taken by your forearms rather than your wrists, and the "bendy" ferrule accommodates itself to uneven surfaces.
Has anyone tried them ? I would really like to know from someone who has tried them if they actually do what is claimed - before shelling out about £100 !