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In some medical cases it becomes vital to use crutches. Crutches are essential when one has sustained injuries forcing them to rely on this tool during movements. In this guide, we are going to discuss different crutches and their prices in Kenya.

Crutches are administered by doctors for those people who have sustained injuries due to minor and serious accidents leading to issues such as leg fractures. They help in movement and reduce strain that leads to faster healing.

The crutches price in Kenya range from Ksh. 1800 for orthopedic elbow crutches to Ksh. 2200 for axillary crutches. You can check the current prices or order crutches and other walking aids here.

Factors that Determine the Price of Crutches

Design – Different types of crutches have different designs which determine their final cost. The main types of crutches include elbow crutches and axillary crutches where the former costs slightly less than the latter.

Material – Crutches are developed from different materials. The type of material used by a certain manufacturer determines the price. Some common materials include aluminium and polypropylene.

Types of Crutches in Kenya and Their Prices

  1. Orthopedic Elbow Crutches

Elbow crutches have an anatomical soft grip designed to support the palm and spread the pressure, for increased comfort. Forearm and leg sections adjust independently for a custom fit. The height of the forearm crutches are indicated from handgrip to the floor.Orthopedic elbow crutches price in Kenya

Elbow crutches are better in distributing weight equitably to the whole upper body. This makes elbow crutches a more comfortable option as they do not put strain on any part of the body. The elbow crutches are mobility aids that help to transfer the body’s weight from an injured leg/ foot to the upper body.

They are made of plastic or metal, the user will slip their forearm into a cuff and then grasp a hand grip.

Orthopedic elbow crutches in Kenya costs around Ksh.1800. You can check the current price or order here on Medistus Limited.

  1. Axillary/ Armpit/ Underarm Crutches

The underarm crutches are set about 5cm below the axilla with the elbow flexed 15 degrees, approximately. The design includes an axilla bar, double uprights, and hand piece joined distally by a single leg.

They are adjustable in height; both the overall height and handgrip height can be adjusted 48 to 60 inches.Axillary Crutches price in Kenya

Specifications of Axillary Crutches

  • Ajustable crutches
  • Comes as pair
  • Adjustable to fit all sizes

The axiliary or underarm crutches price in Kenya is about Ksh. 2200. You can check the current price or order here.

  1. Gutter /Forearm crutches

These are adjustable crutches, which are composed of padded forearm support made up of metal, a strap, and adjustable hand piece with a rubber ferrule. These crutches are used for patients who are on a partial weight bearing like rheumatoid disease.

Gutter crutches cost around Ksh. 1800, though there is a notable price range depending on design and its functionality.

More information on Orthopedic Crutches

Orthopedic crutches allow you to take some or all the weight off of one leg. They can also be used as an added support if you have some injury or condition of both legs. Doctors recommend crutches only if you have endurance, strength, and good balance.

Crutches helps substitute for a decrease in endurance, coordination, joint stability, range of motion, and decrease in motion. It can also reduce the stress on a painful joint or limb. Using crutches can help you be more independent and safe in your daily activities.

Most people assumes that their know how to use crutches, but there are some simple principles that will make using walking aid safer and easier.

Orthopedic crutches are available at Medistus Limited

Who needs orthopedic crutches?

Crutches are there for medical aids to help rehabilitate people as well as to provide independent movement for those who have sustained injuries. They are also suitable for patients who have undergone certain procedures or have difficulty walking. In some cases, crutches can be utilized as an alternative form of movement.

The orthopedic crutches guarantee safe, stable movements, and provide support for people who cannot make use of elbow and forearm crutches.

Reasons to Use Orthopedic Crutches

  • Facilitates faster leg injuries recovery such as surgery, fracture, and sprain.
  • Reduces amount of weight placed on an affected leg, injuries can heal quicker and allow you stay mobile.
  • Provides temporary support when one is struggling to stand or needs balance.

Safety Rules when using Walking Aids

  • Look straight ahead, not down at your feet.
  • Avoid slick conditions, such as wet floors. In rainy weather be especially careful on muddy paths.
  • Clear away small rugs or anything else that could cause you to fall, slip, or trip.
  • Never use your walking aid to help you sit down or stand up.
  • Be very careful around small children’s and pets. They can be unpredictable and get in your path when you least expect it.
  • Always use your strong or uninjured leg to take the first step when you go upstairs. When you go back down, step with your injured or weak leg first.
  • Make sure the rubber tips on your walking aid are clean and in good condition to help prevent slipping.

Walking Frames in Nairobi

Walking frames are mobility aid for people who just need a little bit more stability.  Frames fall in the following categories; Zimmer frames, tri walkers, and Relators. The frames are vital tools for frail and disabled, who need additional support to maintain balance or stability while walking; most commonly due to age related physical restrictions. Most walking frames are suitable for use in both indoor and outdoor use.

Factors to consider when determining the most appropriate walking frame

Level of mobility – walking frames provide support if you are slower moving. They require one to take step, and then move the frame before taking the next step. These are suitable option if you are going through rehabilitation, or if you’re walking speed is diminishing. Thus, the level of mobility is an essential factor to consider when buying walking frames. However there are several walking aids such as orthopedic crutches, elbow crutches, and walking frames.

Stability and support – if stability is an issue when you are walking around, a walking frame can help you to be more independent. Whilst also helping you to improve and strengthen your ability. Walking frames are perfect for those who are improving balance and people who are less stable. Since they can be purchased without wheels, and are more wide set, they provide you with the most stability and really assist getting around when your balance is a little off,

Portability- people consider walking frames too large and less portable. However, advances in technology have enabled the portability of walking frames with some being foldable.

Benefits of a Walking Frame

Walking frames are a great way to ensure you are independent if you deal with limited mobility or have issues with stability. They provide a sturdy support to allow you to get out and about without worrying about needing help, getting too tired, tripping, falling or losing your balance.

In Nairobi the following walking frames are readily available.

Walking frames prices varies greatly depending on the size, material and functionality.

  • Adjustable adult walker with wheels costs Ksh. 6,000.
  • JL926 Tripod walking stick Ksh. 1, 790.
  • Folding walker Ksh. 5,500.
  • Dynamic DY59331l Ksh. 2, 000,
  • Walking frame with wheels model ksh 5, 299.
  • Jean Lian 4 wheel Rollator ksh 12,500,
  • Stainless steel foldable blind crutch ksh 543.

Walking Frames Supplier based in Nairobi

Medistus Limited,

Gaborone Rd, Abbey house,

First floor.

Contact : +254728 479 055

Where to Buy Crutches in Nairobi

In Kenya’s capital city, Nairobi, we have Medistus Limited selling crutches at a reasonable price. This enterprise involves committed personnel who are willing and ready to let our customers learn more about different crutches, their usability, and prices.

It offers a good buyer and seller environment where our customers are allowed to choose crutches that meet their needs.

Location Details

Medistus Limited,

Gaborone Rd, Abbey house,

First floor.

Contact: +254 728 479 055

Shop all your medical supplies with us and enjoy   5% deposit off the initial prices and these outstanding benefits:

  • It is a market leader in hospital products supplies.
  • It engages committed personnel.
  • It fosters quality service delivery.
  • It offers free goods delivery around CBD.
  • It involves active call and sms Centre where customers can place their needs, queries or order for our services.

Bottom line

It is evident that the crutches prices in Kenya vary greatly depending tools make up, design, and functionality. Crutches falls under forearm, underarm, and gutter categories. However, there are several walking aids as discussed above under orthopedic crutches, elbow crutches, and walking frames.

In Nairobi, Medistus sells crutches at affordable prices. However, price aspect is not a serious issue as long as crutch meets customer expectations and improves their livelihood.

Medistus Limited is among the leading suppliers of medical facilities that is based in Nairobi. Orthopedic crutches and walking frames are available in our stock. They are useful for anyone having injuries or walking issues. This mainly applies to people who have been prescribed immobilized or unable to walk well.

Reach us and be sure to learn, acquire and inquire about different walking aids that usually retail for Ksh.700 to Ksh.4500 depending on the type, design and  build quality.


  • Caroline Muthee

    January 13, 2023 - 4:30 pm

    I want crutches

  • Philomena ndunge ndunda

    July 27, 2023 - 7:29 pm

    I want a armpits clutches pair and an adjustable clitches

    • Medi

      August 9, 2023 - 9:52 am

      Dear Philomena,
      Kindly get in touch with us via +254716470310/+254728479055

  • Evelyne

    October 1, 2023 - 7:57 pm

    I need armpit crutches, I believe its axillary

    • Medi

      October 2, 2023 - 12:20 pm

      Thank you for your interest in our products. we have adjustable elbow crutches either open arm or closed.

  • Paul Kibet Byegon

    January 2, 2024 - 11:24 am

    I need elbows walking stick

  • Jackline

    March 3, 2024 - 3:43 pm

    How much are elbow crutches

    • Medi

      March 5, 2024 - 9:14 am

      Hello Jackline,
      Thank you for your interest in our products. kindly reach us via 0716470310 for the latest updated prices.

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