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Wife uses pipe insulation to make her husband's crutches more comfortable

Shared by tmmramalho on 2014-11-06 18:14

About the solution

mole1's husband needed to wear crutches for the first time, but he complained a lot of sore elbows from hitting the back of the crutches.
To help her husband, mole1 wrapped the crutches with some pipe insulation. Using pipe insulation over the aluminum tubing protect the elbows and provides very comfortable padding on the hand grip.

See how it's done here:
http://www.instructables.com/id/Padding-Crutches/

This solution shall not include mention to the use of drugs, chemicals or biologicals (including food); invasive devices; offensive, commercial or inherently dangerous content. This solution was not medically validated. Proceed with caution! If you have any doubts, please consult with a health professional.

About the author

mole1 (instructables username) is a woman who created some life hacks to help herself and the others. She shared some of them on instructables.

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  • mole1 Tue, 12/02/2014 - 18:12

    A comment that responded to this idea for padding crutches (at the instructables link above) pointed out that my husband's arms were extended too far in reaching the handles. By shortening the distance from the crutch top to the handles, his elbow bent a tiny amount and no longer stuck out to get hit.

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