Do you put tennis balls on all four legs of a walker?
Therapists came up with a simple solution: cut tennis balls to fit over the rear legs and voila! No more racket. Just the slight sliding sound or a felt covered tennis ball slipping across the floor. And, these tennis balls worked great on solid smooth surfaces.
What are walker balls?
RMS Walker Glide Balls allow walkers to glide easily over floors. They glide smoothly & quietly across most surfaces and make movement easier. Recommended for in-door use. They are more durable and safer than tennis balls. Pre-cut and ready to use.
Is a walker better than a cane?
Canes are generally ideal for problems that occur on one side of the body (if you experience sciatica in one leg, for example), while walkers are better suited for pain that occurs on both sides (if you have weakness in both your legs, for instance).
Are walker glides better than tennis balls?
The Easy to User Walker Coasters are made of a special polymer blend, durable plastic that are more durable than tennis balls. The smooth plastic glides easily slides in all directions over concrete, carpets and linoleum floors with very little effort.
How do I know if I need a walker?
If you experience shortness of breath, arthritic pain, or can’t walk and carry objects at the same time. If you are afraid of falling, being alone and becoming socially isolated, you may need a walker. A therapist should be able to help you determine your needs and find the correct walker or rolling walker for you.
How do you put a tennis ball on a walker?
If you want to know how to put tennis balls on a walker, below are the steps that you have to follow: Prepare the materials that will be needed to complete this task. Basically, you will need the walker, tennis balls, box cutter, nail, hammer, and anything that will attach the ball to the walker. Hold the ball securely so that it will stay in place.
How do you cut a tennis ball?
Cutting Tennis Balls for Furniture Hold the tennis ball firmly against a solid surface. Poke the blade of a utility knife through the middle of the ball. Cut a 1 1⁄ 2 in (3.8 cm) slit in the ball. Rotate the ball by 90 degrees and make another slit. Leave the ball near a window or well-ventilated area for 1 day to dry any moisture.
What is a pre cut tennis ball?
Pre-Cut Tennis Balls are designed to protect both carpet and tile floors from the damage and wear from moving chairs, desks and medical walkers. Extend the life of your carpets and floors while cutting down on noise and damage of daily wear.