Sizing Your Crutches
Most crutches are adjustable, so you can fine tune the height of the crutches as well as the placement of the handgrip in the comfort of your home. Even if you are measured for crutches, individualize your own comfort and make adjustments that make using the crutches feel more comfortable to you.
Some general guidelines for underarm style crutches:
It’s important to remember that your weight should be supported by your hands on the hand pads. The underarm pads should be pressed against the sides of your chest, not pressed up under the armpits. Crutches should be positioned slightly to the side and forward to provide a stable base.
Walking and Standing with Crutches
Walking with Crutches
Standing Up with Crutches
Managing Stairs with Crutches
Going Up Stairs with Crutches
Going Down Stairs with Crutches