How to remove hand pain caused by crutches

You recently had an accident or had surgery on your leg, and now you need to use crutches until you recover. In addition to the pain or difficulty moving around with your new metal “legs”, your hands now also hurt. The pressure exerted on them during your travels is the main cause of this pain. Your tendons, blood vessels and nerves are strained.

 

So what can you do to make your journeys more comfortable?

 

  • Sponges

Buy two large, fairly firm sponges. To fix the sponges, you can use physiotherapy straps / adhesive tapes (available in sports stores like decathlon). If you don't have straps, you can simply hang them with adhesive tape (be careful, this can become slippery with perspiration) and / or plasters made of soft material. Please do not over tighten the sponges when attaching, so that they can fill with air every time you release the pressure.eponges

 

  • Tissue

You can use pieces of fabric or bandanas to make your crutches more comfortable. Again, use straps, tape, or plasters to secure everything.

 

  • Cycling gloves

There are cycling gloves with foam padding in sports stores. Take them preferably with a non-slip material at the level of the palm.

 

At the start of your convalescence, do not use too much force when moving around. Avoid long journeys, walk slowly, and take regular breaks to get the blood flowing in your hands. You can also massage your palms to ease the pain. Above all, don't forget to listen to your body!cycle gloves

 

Good recovery !

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