My partner and I travelled to Patong beach Phuket during May - June 2013. On our first day, my partner stepped on a broken glass bottle in the beach water and cut his foot. We rushed to the hospital and he had to have 10 stitches. He was unable to walk or put any pressure on his affected foot. I wanted to get him some crutches to help him walk so we could at least get around. I went around to several pharmacies and most had no idea what I was talking about. After about an hour of searching with a very patient driver, I found a pharmacy called FACINO which was down the road from patong hospital. They sold walking frames, walking sticks, crutches and other walking aides. The crutches cost 750 baht. I though this might be helpful for anyone who found themselves in the same position we were in :) otherwise DO NOT SWIM IN PATONG BEACH WITHOUT FOOTWEAR!!