Wheelchair gloves are the protection we need to maintain our independent lifestyle while remaining hand-pain-free. Suitable wheelchair gloves will keep our hands stable when we are pushing ourself forward, reducing the pressure placed on our nerves and joints. They’ll also help us in maintaining proper form when operating our wheelchair, so our movements are more efficient while we use less of our strength.
This includes improving our grip, as wheelchair gloves are specifically engineered to help us get the best grip on our wheels.
We also find wheelchair gloves helpful even if we already suffer from hand issues. If we have calluses or blisters, the gloves will provide padding between our skin and the wheel so there will be less pained caused from our movements. And if we experience chronic hand pain, the compression of the gloves will help with reducing that pain.
The repetitive use of our hands for starting, stopping and turning the wheelchair, will most likely cause pain, blisters, calluses and other forms of discomfort. Moreover, hands may be affected by severe weather conditions and can cause Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS). That’s why gloves for wheelchair users are basic to protect the health of a lot of people.
It affects most of us in disadvantages communities. Each cost $21.06 (R300).