So, with the me not fully recovering from meningitis, I have to walk with crutches. I have been walking with them for the past three years. The one incessant problem I have is wrist pain & sprains. Before I'd just take a day off and it would recover. But now it's getting progressively worse. I now find myself having to remain bed-ridden for a week due to being unable to mobilise with crutches. Does anyone else have this problem? And do you have any solutions? Can prolonged usage of crutches cause long-term damage to the wrist bones/ligaments/muscles?