Take crutches, for example. People with leg injuries were forced to use one-size fits-all crutches that were gripped by the hands and held in place at the underarm. The problem with this design is that putting so much pressure and weight on this part of the body causes the arm to become sore, and cuts off circulation. This actually impedes the ability to use the arm to grip the crutch properly. Bruising and pain can result from use of these crutches. People who use these types of crutches must stop to rest often to restore proper recirculation of blood to their arms.
New ergonomic designs for crutches eliminate this problem. The crutches have been drastically shortened. Now there is a right and left hand crutch that better aligns with the body. The top part of the crutch is now a cuff that holds the forearm below the elbow, so there is no risk of damage, pain, or loss of circulation to the upper arm. This is a much more natural way of moving, and reduces the risk of injury to other parts of the body.
Other features for safety and comfort have been incorporated into the new styles of crutches. For example, the hand grips have extra padding and are ergonomically shaped. The handles also include reflectors, for better visibility. And a patented locking system allows the user to lock the crutches together when they are not in use. For people who like even more personalization, the crutches are available in various colors. More agility, comfort and style!
For ergonomically designed crutches, see the variety of crutches offered at the Windsor Direct Store.