What is Arthritic/Gutter Crutches?

Category: Equipment


Generic name: Crutches

Arthritic, or Gutter, Crutches are specifically designed for those suffering with arthritis or impaired grip. Each crutch has a padded forearm trough that distributes a user's weight over a large support area.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Joint pain 1 3
Multiple system atrophy 1 0
Stroke 1 0
Weakness in right knee 1 0

  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 0
Moderate 1
Mild 2
None 0

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Arthritic/Gutter Crutches

Side effect Patients
Joint pain in fingers 1

Why patients stopped taking Arthritic/Gutter Crutches

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Other 3
Course of treatment ended 1
Did not seem to work 1
See all 3 patients who've stopped using Arthritic/Gutter Crutches


Stopped using Arthritic/Gutter Crutches

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 1
6 months - 1 year 1
2 - 5 years 1
Adherence Evaluations
Always 2
Usually 0
Sometimes 1
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 2
A little hard to take 0
Not at all hard to take 1
Last updated:
There are no evaluations for Arthritic/Gutter Crutches.