Ferrules must be replaced as soon as they show signs of excessive wear and tear. Different sizes are available to fit different diameters of shaft and different colours are available to mix and match to your specific stick requirements.
There are many different types of ferrules:
Pivoting Ferrules – These have a large, pivoting base, which allows the crutch to maintain full contact with the ground when used at an angle or uneven surfaces.
Shock Absorbing Ferrules – These incorporate a mechanism to absorb shock and may be particularly useful to people who are full-time crutch users.
Ice Ferrules – These have a metal spike which provides a firm grip on snow and ice. The spikes can usually be flipped up when it is not needed.
These days most crutch handles can be replaced when needed, if showing signs of excessive wear and tear. Over time the handle may lose some of its comfort aspect due to constant pressure being put through the cushioning on the handle.
There are different types of handles available and some are available in a range of colours too:
Ergonomic Handles – these are rounded types that usually have groves underneath for your fingers to rest comfortably in.
Anatomic Handles – these are shaped to specific left and right grips and provide extra comfort to the user’s hands.
Chic Aid are also stockist's of this amazing device. As the name suggests it is a torch that attaches to the crutch, which is particularly useful in the winter months when daylight is reduced.
Snap-On For Crutches
This is a fantastic invention for crutch users everywhere, which can be used individually or as a pair. Attach the magnets securely to each crutch using the system of straps around the shaft of the crutch.
Once attached, the crutches can (if a pair) be positioned to stand up together or could be parked on metal such as; car doors, fridges, radiators etc... instead of ending up on the floor!
If you are unsure as to which accessories you may need to keep your crutch in tip top condition, please get in touch via our ‘Contact Page’.