Here's an excerpt from Cranky's Pants Blog Post on her experience with smartCRUTCH.
"....At times the arthritis from this disease is so bad in my hips and back that it’s very painful to walk and or stand.
This was causing me a great deal of stress because with MCTD comes arthritis in all my joints, thus not allowing me to use regular crutches. My wrists, elbows and shoulders can’t take any weight. I wondered what I was going to do. I couldn’t even use a walker (Not that I wanted to anyway) since that also puts pressure on my joints.
Then I found SmartCrutches. I can’t even tell you how much of a gift they’ve been. The way they’re designed, they take all the pressure off the joints I mentioned above but still give me support for walking and standing....."