Best Wheelchair Armrests

How to Replace Armrest Pads on a Manual Wheelchair hi broken and torn arm rests on wheelchairs are a hazard for people with thin skin this is something that we don’t have to run the risk of getting a cut or a skin tear that’s so easy to replace it’s $15 to replace an arm […]
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Invacare Desk Length Armrest Pad BLACK BASE - 9" LONG
Healthline Padded Armrest For Wheelchairs Vinyl Pair, Universal Arm Pads Replacement 10’ DESK ARM , Black
Healthline Padded Armrests for Wheelchair, Universal Arm Pads Replacement Black, 14’ Full Length (2)
Invacare Desk Length (9-1/8") Wheelchair Arm Pads, Black (Pair), Fits Most Invacare, Medline, Drive, E&J, Guardian, Lumex, Tuffcare, ALCO & Other Desk Arm Manual Wheelchairs
Heavy Duty Full Length (13-7/8") Wheelchair Arm Pads, Black (Pair), Fits Most Medline, Drive, Invacare, E&J, Guardian, Lumex, Tuffcare, ALCO & Other Full Arm Manual Wheelchairs
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Invacare Desk Length Armrest Pad, 9"
Healthline Padded Armrest For Wheelchairs Vinyl Pair, 10"
Healthline Padded Armrests for Wheelchair, 14"
Invacare Desk Length (9-1/8") Wheelchair Arm Pads
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Invacare Desk Length Armrest Pad BLACK BASE - 9" LONG
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Invacare Desk Length Armrest Pad, 9"
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Healthline Padded Armrest For Wheelchairs Vinyl Pair, Universal Arm Pads Replacement 10’ DESK ARM , Black
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Healthline Padded Armrest For Wheelchairs Vinyl Pair, 10"
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Healthline Padded Armrests for Wheelchair, Universal Arm Pads Replacement Black, 14’ Full Length (2)
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Healthline Padded Armrests for Wheelchair, 14"
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Invacare Desk Length (9-1/8") Wheelchair Arm Pads, Black (Pair), Fits Most Invacare, Medline, Drive, E&J, Guardian, Lumex, Tuffcare, ALCO & Other Desk Arm Manual Wheelchairs
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Invacare Desk Length (9-1/8") Wheelchair Arm Pads
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Heavy Duty Full Length (13-7/8") Wheelchair Arm Pads, Black (Pair), Fits Most Medline, Drive, Invacare, E&J, Guardian, Lumex, Tuffcare, ALCO & Other Full Arm Manual Wheelchairs
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Heavy Duty Full Length (13-7/8") Wheelchair Arm Pads
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How to Replace Armrest Pads on a Manual Wheelchair

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hi broken and torn arm rests on
wheelchairs are a hazard for people with
thin skin this is something that we
don’t have to run the risk of getting a
cut or a skin tear that’s so easy to
replace it’s $15 to replace an arm pad
it’s two screws Phillips head screws and
just back the screws off with a Phillips
head screwdriver see that is definitely
dangerous it’s sharp plastic and rough
vinyl upholstery can tear the skin
really easily for $15 we get a brand new
one they’re very easy to put on again
it’s just two screws that hold the arm
pad in place we do that while you wait
at ACG Medical Supply and there’s just
no reason why not to the cut that could
be suffered on one of these is just too
too dangerous to run the risk
and that’s pretty much it right there
now we have a new armrest

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Healthline Padded Armrest For Wheelchairs Vinyl Pair, Universal Arm Pads Replacement 10’ DESK ARM , Black
  • UNIVERSAL PADDED ARMREST The universal hole pattern is 3 5/16", 5 1/2", 6 3/4", and they fit most wheelchairs.
  • ARM PADS DESK ARM Length / 10" Long
  • COLOR: Black
  • EASY TO INSTALL with hardware provided; Unscrew the old armrest pad and replace with the new one using the screws provided.
  • ONE Pair of Vinyl pads

Wheelchair Armrest Review

A wheelchair armrest, also called a seat armrest, offers extra support for the hands and arms in an upright position, according to additional support to the arms and shoulders. The arms are typically supported by the use of either a hinged, detachable shoulder rest, or by a strap that hangs from one arm rail to the other. These armrests are most commonly used for people with physical disabilities and are often adjustable so that users can adjust the angle of the armrest as needed.

As the name implies, an armrest for a wheelchair is attached to a chair. Wheelchair armrests can be made out of any material, although they most commonly come in metal or wood. They can be constructed out of leather, fabric, and/or wood. Although the majority of armrests are made of wood, metal and/or leather are more popular choices.

As previously stated, a wheelchair armrest can support the arms. In some cases, two or more pieces of one piece of the armrest will be attached to the chair at the same time. This is not uncommon, although users may have problems adjusting them to fit their chairs. In most cases, the armrest will have a flat top surface where the user can rest his or her palms. This flat surface helps prevent slips and accidents on the wheel chair’s wheels.

Wheelchair armrests are often installed directly onto a wheelchair, which gives users a wider variety of designs and styles. Most armrests are manufactured from a single piece of metal and then attached to the frame or chair with screws and bolts. When installing the armrest on the chair, users should make sure that they screw it in securely and that the arms of the chair do not hang over the armrest. If the arms hang over the armrest, it can damage the wheelchair. A hinged or detachable armrest will allow the user to sit up straight, which helps reduce the chances of slouching while using the wheelchair. Also, detachable armrests are easy to remove if the user wants to use the wheelchair in another location.

As previously stated, armrests come in different styles and sizes. Most are designed to hold the user’s hands and have an open area between the hand and the armrest where the user can rest his or her palm. Some armrests also feature a hook or loop, allowing users to attach small objects such as keys to the hooks, which makes it easy to hang things on it. Wheelchair armrests are also available that feature a built in outlet that allows the user to recharge the battery and keep the armrest charged at all times.

Before purchasing an armrest for a wheelchair, users should consult a physician about the maximum weight the user can safely lift. Some devices are recommended only for users who have arthritis because their large size requires additional support to provide adequate support.

Last update on 2020-10-01 / Disclaimer: as an Amazon Associate a Community Clinic Association team earns from qualifying purchases.