i don't personally have experience with forearm crutches. however, my father, who is a parapalegic, has used them to walk for almost 10 years now. although they do enable him to walk, (he can't stand or walk at all without them), they have caused him serious carpal tunnel/shoulder pain and damage. he now has to have physical therapy 3x a week to combat these issues. granted, he is using his arms to do almost 100% of the work of walking. in your case, since you do have the use of your legs, you might not have such extreme issues from using them.
also, i don't know about the height/weight factor-i don't think it matters at all, but i can ask my dad for sure.
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