Forearm Crutches vs Freedom Leg Hands Free Crutch-Which is the Best?

Freedom Leg vs Forearm Crutches - Which is the Best?

Types of Crutches


Freedom Leg's hands-free crutch is a revolutionary design that allows users to walk without using their hands or arms. It works by transferring the body's weight from the injured leg to the thigh and knee of the opposite leg, thereby allowing the user complete freedom of their arms.


Forearm crutches, also known as elbow or Lofstrand crutches, are designed to be used by inserting the arm into a cuff and holding a grip. These crutches require significant upper body strength and coordination.


Traditional underarm crutches are placed under the armpits with the user holding onto the grips. This type is often associated with short-term injuries and can be uncomfortable over extended use.

Forearm Crutches Pros and Cons

Upper Body Strength Requirement:

Forearm crutches are ideal for individuals with good upper body strength and dexterity but can be challenging for those who lack these physical capabilities.

Difficulty Walking Up Stairs:

Navigating stairs can be difficult with forearm crutches, as they require balance and strength to lift the body upwards with each step.

More Weight Spread Out:

The design of forearm crutches helps distribute the body's weight more evenly across the arms and shoulders, though this can lead to fatigue over long periods.

Pinched Nerves Due to Consistent Pressure:

Regular use of forearm crutches can lead to nerve damage or pinched nerves in the shoulder and arm areas, due to the constant pressure and weight.

Freedom Leg Pros and Cons

Distributes Weight from Knee to Thigh:

The innovative design of the Freedom Leg crutch allows weight distribution from the knee to the thigh, reducing stress and increasing comfort.

Hands Free:

With the hands-free design, users can perform daily tasks without hindrance, making it an ideal choice for those seeking greater independence.

Might Limit Thigh Movement:

Although providing significant benefits, the Freedom Leg might restrict some movement in the thigh area, which could be a consideration for some users.

Compatible with Boots, Casts, Etc.:

The Freedom Leg is versatile and can be used with various footwear and casts, making it suitable for a wide range of injuries and recovery scenarios.

Pressure Free

Unlike traditional and forearm crutches, the Freedom Leg eliminates pressure on the upper body, reducing the risk of complications like pinched nerves.

When choosing between Freedom Leg and forearm crutches, consider your daily activities, physical strength, and overall comfort. Freedom Leg offers unparalleled freedom and reduced body stress, making it a superior choice for many.

Ready to step into a life of greater mobility and comfort? Choose Freedom Leg today and experience the freedom of movement like never before. Explore the Freedom Leg now. 

Freedom Leg
Forearm Crutches
Is there elevation to not bear weight on the foot?
Are Freedom Leg Crutches Hands Free?
Yes, crutch wraps around thigh
No, crutches go around arms.
Can you go up the stairs with this device?
Yes, but limited and dangerous
How do Freedom Leg and Forearm Crutches distribute weight?
Distributes weight to the thigh and glutes
Distributes weight on the arms
How does the comfort level of using a Hands Free Crutch compare to that of Forearm Crutches?
Distributed as if you were sitting down
Consistent pressure on the arms
Can both Hands Free Crutches and Forearm Crutches be used on different types of terrain?
Yes, but takes time and skill.
Can this device be conveniently moved around?
Can be conveniently moved around
Due to their length, they are harder to move/transport

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Dr. Stelmaschuk

"Family Physician, had to have both of his feet repaired and found Freedom Leg very helpful, allowing him freedom to continue particing medicine and even running his snow blower"

Brandon Wise

"Broke his ankle and had to have surgery. The surgeons put screws in his ankle and told him not to put weight on it for 90 days. He was prescibed crutches. Fortunately he discoved Freedom Leg while looking for alternatives on the internet and was able to walk again without difficulty"