Those of you who use walkers or have loved ones who use walkers know how important walker balls and glides are to making for a smooth stroll.
Many have adopted the practice of cutting tennis balls and placing them on the two back legs of walkers that have front wheels. The smooth roundness and felt material of tennis balls helps provides extra ease of use to walker users, especially those with muscle weakness or reduced balance.
Buy precut tennis balls
Instead of using regular tennis balls, use balls made particularly for this purpose. The Penco Walkerballs are not only precut, but they also come in a variety of colors and designs to add personality to your walker. Choose between grey, red, blue or patriotic American flag designs. These precut balls are installed within seconds.
Ball glides stabilize walking
We all have our own preferences when it comes to walker balls and glides. For many, walker balls may wear out over time and start slipping off the end of the walker leg. The Ball Glides for Walkers work as stabilizers to hold the walker ball in place on the leg. This also prevents the inside of the hollow ball from touching the sharp edges of the leg tip, extending the life of the ball.
Try flat coasters and gliders
However, there are alternatives to walker balls. Walker gliders and coasters have also become a staple for walker users.
For instance, the Easy to Use Walker Coasters are made of a special polymer blend and glide smoothly over a variety of surfaces, including concrete, carpets and linoleum floors. Just like tennis balls, the Easy to Use Walker Coasters are bright green and easy-to-see but do not absorb water or collect debris.
The EZ Glyder Walker Glides are made of long-lasting plastic material and can therefore withstand years of use on many different surfaces. They are proudly made in the USA and are easy to install. Simply push the fuzzy end into the leg of the walker and keep on moving!
We live in a fast-paced world, and moving quickly and safely is important for those with walkers. With these walker balls and glides, you will experience smooth sailing!