Why do my hands hurt when walking with a Rollator?

Modified on: Thu, 20 Feb, 2020 at 3:12 PM

The hands bolster a large part of the upper body weight onto the grips of a rollator. Thus there is constant and high pressure onto a small area causing nerves to be irritated. It is also common that many rollator users bend their wrists too much. The result is sensory loss, tingling, numbness or abnormal sensations in the little finger and ring finger (Carpal Tunnel Syndrome). In extreme cases, even the grasping function of all fingers is limited.

Adjustable grip angle

The handles on Trionic's products are angle-adjustable which makes it easy for you to find your ideal hand position in order to relieve your wrists. Through the Ergon grip’s “wing” construction, the hand is fully supported and the wrist is automatically put in an ergonomically ideal position (left photo below).

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Choose the right Grip Size

As the hand size is different from person to person, Trionic offers the Ergon GP1 grips in two sizes – Small that corresponds to glove size 6.5-8.5, and Large that corresponds to glove size 8.5-12.0. The difference lies in the diameter of the grip. A larger hand is better able to grip a larger grip with less stress and effort, whilst a smaller hand needs a smaller grip to allow the hand to close around it. But of course, grip size also comes down to personal preference.

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