Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (EDS) is a disease that weakens the connective tissues of your body. These are things like tendons and ligaments that hold parts of your body together. EDS can make your joints loose and your skin thin and easily bruised. It also can weaken blood vessels and organs. There are several types of Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, but all make your joints loose and weak and your skin unusually stretchy. (Source: WebMD)
Many people with EDS find that mobility aids, including crutches, are helpful in getting around more easily. We have had many customers with EDS tell us that the smartCRUTCH design is much more comfortable than underarm crutches and other forearm crutches that do not have the flexibility of smartCRUTCH. Its unique design relieves stress on the body and can help significantly reduce fatigue. The forearm can be adjusted from 15-90 degrees giving the user a range of choices depending upon the day.
Unfortunately, there is no cure for EDS, but we are pleased to offer a product that helps those living with the disease. So, in recognition of EDS Awareness Month we would like to acknowledge our customers living with EDS and congratulate them on their perseverance.