Our ferrules are strong, robust, solid with excellent grip and yet cushioned. These ferrules have been carefully designed to give more cushion than the NHS ones but whilst maintaining excellent grip. The design ensures any impact from using crutches is minimised and your upper body joints are protected.
Depending on your lifestyle and weight bearing requirements, you may wear through them more quickly than others. It is strongly recommended you keep a close eye on your ferrules and ensure these are replaced before they wear through. It is also advisable to ensure you have a spare pair of ferrules at all times so you are never caught short. This is particularly key when travelling / going on holiday on crutches! Likewise if you are a long term user of crutches, these are paramount to comfort and long term protection of your joints.
The rate of wearing is most certainly affected by weight distribution which is mostly dependent on injury. However if you are particularly active or sporty you are likely to wear through them faster.
Our ferrules are sold in pairs only, you can also buy a pack of 4 pairs at a discounted price.