If you are a wheelchair user and propel yourself on a daily basis or even once in a while you will agree with me that a lot of pressure is exerted your palms, and when repeated it may lead discomfort, abrasions and blisters. And honestly, you will not be able to propel yourself in your wheelchair another inch with painful palms. But here is the best news, with a pair of gloves you will never go through such pain. Gloves will protect your hands from potential injuries; they also shield your hands from repetitive stopping and starting of your wheelchair. Choosing wheelchair gloves should be done with care, the following tips will help you.
Propelling a wheelchair is a tough job; the regular spin of the wheel exposes them to wear and tear. The reason why you should choose gloves that can withstand regular wear while protecting your hands from harsh weather conditions. Moisture increases the risk of wear and tear for your gloves. To save your money consider choosing gloves that will “breathe” and not retain moisture.
Pushing and pulling your wheelchair is a daunting task in itself not only for new wheelchair users but even for users with experience. When purchasing wheelchair gloves do not only go for those that give protection to your hands but test and make sure they feel good on your skin. The material used should be appropriate, soft leather and gel padding will do great for your hands and palms. Continue reading