Crutches & Crutch Accessories

Essential Aids offers a wide variety of high-quality crutches. Our products range from standard elbow crutches to 'Axilla' under-arm models. Many of our elbow crutches are available with comfy, ergonomic handles which spread the user's weight evenly through the hands. The crutches for sale here are available in pairs unless otherwise stated. We also supply children's crutches. Crutches reduce the stress on injured part of the body while enabling the user to retain mobility without needing a wheelchair. Essential Aids also supplies a range of crutch accessories.

Essential Aids offers a wide variety of high-quality crutches. Our products range from standard elbow crutches to 'Axilla' under-arm models. Many of our elbow crutches are available with comfy, ergonomic handles which spread


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  1. Vat Exempt  Elbow Crutches - Double Adjustable

    Elbow Crutches - Double Adjustable

    These double adjustable versions of the Elbow Crutches are sold as a pair.
    ( £26.92  inc VAT )
  2. Vat Exempt  Elbow Crutches With PVC Handles

    Elbow Crutches With PVC Handles

    These multi-adjusting elbow crutches have soft-touch comfortable grips - sold as a pair.
    ( £26.95  inc VAT )
  3. Vat Exempt  Elbow Crutches With Comfy Handles

    Elbow Crutches With Comfy Handles

    With patented handles which spread weight for comfort - sold as a pair.
    ( £36.14  inc VAT )
  4. Vat Exempt  Aluminium Axilla Crutches

    Aluminium Axilla Crutches

    Featuring patented adjustable handles for precise sizing - sold as a pair.
    ( £34.69  inc VAT )
  5. Vat Exempt  Permanent User Crutches

    Permanent User Crutches

    A high quality, aluminium crutch that is designed for long-term use.
    ( £55.42  inc VAT )
  6. Vat Exempt  Elbow Crutches - Single Adjustable

    Elbow Crutches - Single Adjustable

    This is a pair of highly quality crutches which offer exceptional value for money.
    ( £26.60  inc VAT )
  7. Vat Exempt  Children's Elbow Crutches

    Children's Elbow Crutches

    Kids' crutches made from strong yet lightweight aluminium - sold as a pair.
    ( £24.94  inc VAT )
  8. Vat Exempt  Rubber Ferrules Type Z

    Rubber Ferrules Type Z

    A pack of rubber ferrules for use with walking aids and furniture legs.
    ( £10.79  inc VAT )
  9. Vat Exempt  Rubber Ferrules Type D

    Rubber Ferrules Type D

    A pack of hard and durable rubber ferrules.
    ( £10.79  inc VAT )
  10. Vat Exempt  ForeArm Crutches (pair)

    ForeArm Crutches (pair)

    Feature contoured grips which spread pressure evenly, greatly improving user comfort.
    ( £63.76  inc VAT )
  11. Vat Exempt  Harley Crutch/Comfort Pads

    Harley Crutch/Comfort Pads

    This pair of hand pads for crutches prevents the handles digging into the user's hands.
    ( £29.46  inc VAT )
  12. Vat Exempt  ForeArm Crutches with Closed Cuff

    ForeArm Crutches with Closed Cuff

    Featuring pivoting closed cuffs, these elbow crutches are practical and stylish.
    ( £53.20  inc VAT )
  13. Vat Exempt  ForeArm Crutches with Open Cuff

    ForeArm Crutches with Open Cuff

    These lightweight elbow crutches are practical and attractively finished in graphite grey.
    ( £49.64  inc VAT )
  14.  Visco Hand Pads

    Visco Hand Pads

    Stretchy foam hand pads which can be attached to the handles of most mobility aids.
    ( £26.56  inc VAT )
  15. Vat Exempt  Flexible Ferrule

    Flexible Ferrule

    This cleverly designed walking stick ferrule increases the ground contact area, improving its grip.
    ( £5.40  inc VAT )
  16. Vat Exempt  Evolution Elbow Crutches (Pair)

    Evolution Elbow Crutches (Pair)

    These crutches are available in a number of colours and now come with Pivoflex ferrules.
    ( £27.59  inc VAT )
  17. Vat Exempt  Tiki Childrens Crutches

    Tiki Childrens Crutches

    Modern, colourful crutches with adjustable length and matching forearm rests.
    ( £39.59  inc VAT )
  18. Vat Exempt  Comfort and Style Crutches (Pair)

    Comfort and Style Crutches (Pair)

    These crutches are height adjustable, practical and have road handholds for extra comfort.
    ( £55.50  inc VAT )
  19. Vat Exempt  Advance Fashion Elbow Crutches

    Advance Fashion Elbow Crutches

    The Advance Fashion crutches have a choice of coloured shafts.
    ( £47.04  inc VAT )
  20. Vat Exempt  Evolution Fashion Elbow Crutches

    Evolution Fashion Elbow Crutches

    These attractive crutches have bright shafts which are available in several colours.
    ( £37.19  inc VAT )
  21. Vat Exempt  Ergonomic Handle Crutches

    Ergonomic Handle Crutches

    Featuring special broad handgrips which are more comfortable than those on regular crutches.
    ( £39.40  inc VAT )
  22. Vat Exempt  Wheelchair Crutch Bag

    Wheelchair Crutch Bag

    Large shopping or carry bag with two additional pockets and waterproof storage, ideal for use with crutches or walking sticks.
    ( £19.19  inc VAT )
  23. Vat Exempt  Heavy Duty Crutches

    Heavy Duty Crutches

    Durable support for larger people who require some assistance while weight bearing. With ergonomic handle.
    ( £39.53  inc VAT )
  24. Vat Exempt  Crutch Pod

    Crutch Pod

    This rigid pocket for crutches lets you carry small objects while keeping your hands free to use the crutch handles.
    ( £15.58  inc VAT )
  25. Vat Exempt  Coloured Elbow Crutches

    Coloured Elbow Crutches

    These crutches are a colourful alternative to the standard grey.
    ( £51.78  inc VAT )
  26. Vat Exempt  Lets Twist Again Crutches

    Lets Twist Again Crutches

    A colourful and lightweight pair of crutches in a range of colours.
    ( £108.41  inc VAT )
  27. Vat Exempt  Elbow Crutches Arthritic

    Elbow Crutches Arthritic

    Specially designed crutches which allow the user to rest their body weight on the forearm troughs.
    ( £71.99  inc VAT )
  28. Vat Exempt  Aluminium Forearm Crutches Double Adjustable

    Aluminium Forearm Crutches Double Adjustable

    These crutches are adjustable, enabling a perfect fit for all users.
    ( £20.39  inc VAT )
  29. Vat Exempt  Anatomic Handle Crutches

    Anatomic Handle Crutches

    A pair of aluminium crutches with ergonomic handles.
    ( £26.39  inc VAT )
  30. Vat Exempt  Paediatric Crutches for Children

    Paediatric Crutches for Children

    A pair of well designed crutches that assist children that require walking support.
    ( £26.39  inc VAT )

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Frequently Asked Questions
What’s the purpose of crutches?

Crutches provide a useful mobility aid which transfers weight away from the legs and towards the shoulders, arms, back and hands.

They are typically used by people with injury or disability who are unable to bear weight through their legs and feet.

Many use crutches after operations on the lower body, giving the body a chance to heal without channeling too much stress through the legs, feet or hips.

What are the benefits of using a pair of crutches?

Crutches make it possible for someone to remain mobile without assistance, even without full use of the lower body.

As healing from injury progresses, using crutches to a gradually lesser extent may help someone move steadily towards unaided mobility.

If an individual is permanently disabiled or chronically impaired, crutches may allow them to remain mobile when the use of a wheelchair is impractical.

What’s the difference between different types of crutches?

Most modern crutches are made of aluminium, with plastic handles. This makes them both lightweight and rigid.

Almost all versions are adjustable, so they can be easily set to suit the individual’s height and build.

Forearm crutches - this design allows the user’s weight to be channeled through the forearms and shoulders. Forearm crutches have a ‘cuff’ on the upper section, which wraps partially around the arm, and horizontal handles at around waist height. There are versions of forearm crutches which have ‘open’ cuffs. These do not fully wrap around the arm and won’t prevent the crutches falling, should the user let go of the handgrip.

Axillary or ‘Axilla’ crutches - these are the more traditional Y-shaped design, with a horizontal pad which fits under the armpit and a lower padded handle for the hands.

Arthritic crutches (sometimes called ‘trough crutches’) - this style of crutch features horizontal troughs on which the user’s forearms rest. They are designed for people whose hand-strength may not be adequate for conventional crutches.

Permanent user crutches - these crutches typically don’t have the multiple adjustment components, but have a main shaft which is cut to size with a hacksaw. Many people find this design reduces squeaks and clicks, making the crutches more suitable for long term use.

What are the rubber feet for crutches actually called?

The rubber ends of the crutches which fit at the bottom of the crutches are called ferrules.

Made of rubber or soft plastic, these create a high friction surface, meaning the crutches won’t easily slip.

Are different hand-grips available for crutches?

Standard grips tend to be fairly narrow and ideal for those with smaller hands.

Ergonomic grips have a contoured surface, spreading the user’s weight more evenly. These are often favoured by people with larger hands.

What sort of accessories are available for crutches?

Crutch accessories like hand pads can make a big difference to the comfort of your crutches.

Coloured crutches are also available, ideal for people looking for something more exciting than the standard-issue grey.

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