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Forearm crutches vs. underarm crutches

I have been using underarm crutches for years now, and I just made the decision to give forearm crutches a try. I have ordered a pair (in Barney purple no less!), and they should be here in about 4 days.

Do any adults (or kids, I guess) have any advice on making the switch? Are there any tricks that I need to be aware of? I've been told that users expend much less energy with forearm crutches than with underarm crutches and that people have actually experienced fewer falls with them (I've had about 4 falls already this winter).

Please share any personal anecdotes that you may have that might help me make a smooth transition.