Having bad ankles I walk with a limp - I was told to use a walking stick but have the double "whammy" of having very sore, weak wrists and hands, so a stick that helps with walking has my hands in agony both during and afterwards. I said to my friend that I wish there was such a thing as a walking stick that you could rest your forearm on instead of your hands. She said that sounds more like a crutch, so I went on the internet and found crutches with the special padded "trough" so the weight is on your forearm and not your hands and wrists. Well they arrived this morning and they seem to be just what I need. I haven't ventured out yet but have walked up and down indoors and they are very comfy to use. Does anyone else use these?