Walkers & Accessories

  • Goat Tote Mobility Tote Bag Easy To Use Products LLC 765

    Easy to Use Products

    Goat Tote Mobility Tote Bag, For Rollator / Walker / Wheelchair

    Easily carry everything you need to enjoy your day out with the Goat Tote. The Goat Tote attaches, either vertically or horizontally, to walkers, rollators, wheelchairs, scooters, golf carts and more. The middle compartment is designed for large,...

    $27.96
  • DMI Walker Tray Mabis Healthcare 510-1084-0300

    DMI

    DMI Walker Tray, For Walker

    Carry personal items, including food and beverages, with you while you use your walker to get around. Connect tray and adjust to fit walker legs. Tray will fit a maximum walker width of 18½ inches. It is not compatible with extra wide or bariatric...

    $40.25
  • DMI Hemi Side Step Folding Walker Mabis Healthcare 500-1306-0600

    DMI

    DMI Hemi Side Step Folding Walker, Aluminum Frame

    DMI folding walker is an excellent choice for those who want more stability and support than a cane, but something lighter and less space consuming than a walker. Easy to maneuver, it's an ideal walking aid for anyone who only has the use of one hand or...

    $60.05
  • DMI Walker Platform Attachment Mabis Healthcare 510-1008-0000

    DMI

    DMI Walker Platform Attachment, For Walker

    Discover the DMI platform walker attachment, which is suitable for those who experience difficulty bearing weight on their hands. Adjustable, side-opening padded cuff helps to keep forearm in place during movement. Handle platform can be rotated forward...

    $56.55
  • HealthSmart 4 Wheel Rollator Mabis Healthcare 501-5012-4100

    HealthSmart

    HealthSmart Rollator Aluminum 31 to 36 Inch Handle Height

    The foldable and compact design of the lightweight HealthSmart® Gateway Rollator makes it easy to store while travelling. It comes with a comfortable mesh seat and padded backrest for maximum comfort. The cane holder and large storage tote with shoulder...

    $186.01
  • McKesson Walker Wheel McKesson Brand 146-10109

    McKesson

    McKesson Walker Wheel, For 1-inch Frame Diameter Walkers

    Maintain body balance and achieve physical therapy goals with adjustable McKesson universal wheels for walkers. These aluminum walker wheels are lightweight and easy to install. They can effectively convert folding walkers into smooth-rolling walkers...

    $18.92
  • Easy Mobility Walker / Wheelchair Mobility Combo Pack Easy To Use Products LLC 760

    Easy to Use Products

    Mobility Aid Combo Pack, Cup Holder, Phone Grip, Bag Hooks

    Introducing the Mobility Combo Pack - the ultimate companion for your on-the-go needs! This versatile pack includes a hook, phone holder, and cup holder, providing convenience and independence wherever you are. The phone holder is specifically designed...

    $27.61
  • drive 4 Wheel Rollator Drive Medical R800KD-BL

    Drive

    drive Rollator Steel 31 to 37 inch Handle Height

    Drive's steel rollator gives you the freedom to live a more active lifestyle without sacrificing safety. Constructed of durable steel and weighing 17 lbs., the rollator's reinforced frame supports users weighing up to 350 lbs. For a more customized fit,...

    $89.50
  • drive Dual Release Folding Walker Drive Medical 10226-1

    Drive

    drive Dual Release Folding Walker, Aluminum Frame

    Drive deluxe trigger release folding walker with 5-inch wheels provides you with a stable and lightweight design that can help you maintain your active lifestyle. The durable 1-inch aluminum frame provides strength and stability for weight-bearing and...

    $44.52
  • drive Extension Leg with Wheel Drive Medical 10108WC

    Drive

    drive Extension Leg with Wheel, For Walker

    The extended height 5-inch walker wheels and legs combo pack is necessary if you need to raise the height of your walker beyond the standard maximum height, and have the mobility to use a walker with wheels. These leg extensions increase your comfort or...

    $28.99

Walkers

Walkers provide walking support and stability for people with mobility or balance issues. They consist of lightweight metal frames with four legs, easy-to-grip handles, and, optionally, wheels.

Walkers can be invaluable for physically strong people who need more stability than a cane can provide. There are a variety of different types of walkers available.

Who Needs A Walker?

While we tend to think of walkers as something only the elderly or disabled need, they can benefit many other people. This can include those with arthritis, chronic pain, respiratory illness, or other conditions, leading to decreased weight-bearing ability, poor balance, or being easily fatigued.

If you find yourself holding onto things for support when you walk, if you’re unable to stand reliably for long periods, or find yourself easily fatigued when walking, a walker may help.

Types of Walkers

Walkers can be broadly divided into front walkers, which have handles on either side and provide support equally to both sides, hemi-walkers or “side-steppers,” which provide support on only one side.

Front walkers are more common and come in a variety of types, including:

  • Folding walkers - Foldability allows easier transport and storage when not in use.
  • Non-folding walkers - These have a completely rigid frame and eliminate even the slightest bit of wobble when in use, making them a good choice for those who need extra help with balance.
  • Bariatric walkers - These have a wider frame designed to support much heavier weights than standard walkers, making them safer for larger people.
  • Stand-assist walkers - These do triple duty. They provide support for walking, act as an aid to rising from a chair, and a portable safety frame for the toilet.
  • Rolling walkers (also known as rollators) - Rollators have four wheels, and usually, a basket is attached. This gives the user a place to carry their personal items, leaving their hands free. Many rollators also have a seat, allowing the user to stop and rest as needed.
  • Knee walkers/knee scooters - As the name implies, knee walkers resemble scooters. They generally have 4 wheels, an elevated platform to rest your knee and lower leg, and a steering handle similar to a wagon handle. This type of walker is an ingenious alternative to crutches for those recovering from certain types of leg or foot injury.
Hemi walkers may be handy for people who don’t need a front walker but who need more stability than a cane can provide, or for those who only have the use of one arm.

Handle Grip Options

Walkers may have plain, hard-plastic hand grips or foam grips. Plastic grips are standard, but foam grips may be a better option for people whose hands tend to perspire or need extra stability when gripping. Foam grips may also provide additional comfort for the user.

Walkers vs. Rollators

If you are considering a walker, one of the first decisions to be made is whether to choose a standard walker — which may have no wheels or wheels only on the front legs — and a rolling walker (commonly known as a rollator), which has three or four wheels.

Because they’re more stable, standard walkers may be safer for people with significant balance issues. They may also be a better option for those with poor grip strength since they do not require the use of a hand brake. Rollators are equipped with hand brakes, which must be employed when the user is rising to a standing position or going from standing to sitting.

Often rollators are equipped with a storage basket, which is generally an add-on accessory for walkers, and many also have a fold-up seat that allows the user to stop and rest as necessary.

Choosing the Right Size Walker

Many walkers, like canes and crutches, will list a recommended user height range in the specifications. Others may give a more general recommendation such as "average adult" or "tall adult" and list the particular model's adjustability range. Adult walkers are available for people from 4'6" in height to 6'8", so checking model specifications is important for getting the correct fit. Most walkers are also adjustable and can be further fine-tuned to suit the individual using them. The handgrips of the walker should, when the user is standing in their everyday shoes with their arms relaxed at their sides, be level with the center of their wrists.

Walker Sizing & Specifications

Walkers come in a range of sizes, from child to adult. The appropriately-sized walker should, at the handle, be on the same level as the crease of the user’s wrist. Other factors to consider are the outer width of the walker (particularly if you have narrow doorways), inner width (as the user must be able to stand comfortably within the frame), weight capacity, and even wheel size. Specifications that may affect your final choice include:

  • Product weight - The user will be regularly lifting and moving the walker, so weight is a serious consideration.
  • Weight capacity - The weight capacity of the walker must be equal to or greater than the user’s weight.
  • User height - The height range listed in the product specifications will allow you to choose the walker best suited to the user’s height. The walker can then be fine-tuned for a good fit.
  • Product height - Measure the distance from the user’s wrist to the floor and find the correct height walker.
  • Overall width - If you can’t find a walker slim enough to suit your needs, you may need to consider a 2-button folding walker.
  • Inside width - The width from the inside of one handle to the inside of the other.
  • Folded width - The width of the walker when folded for storage.
  • Wheel size - Larger wheels are a better option for people who will frequently use their walkers outside.

Walkers Accessories

Walkers can be invaluable for those with balance or mobility issues, allowing them freedom of movement that might otherwise be constrained. There are a variety of types of walkers available, along with walker accessories, such as storage baskets, cane or cup holders, and trays, that extend their functionality.

Using a walker does mean that while you’re walking, your hands are occupied with gripping and maneuvering your walker. However, there are a variety of accessories intended to counteract this issue and make your life easier. These include:

  • Storage baskets, for transporting larger items
  • Basket organizers, which fit inside your basket and hold smaller items
  • Trays, which make it easier to carry food or other things
  • Cup holders, which securely hold your drink
  • Cane holders, which allow you to keep your cane near at hand
  • Pouches/storage bags which, like baskets, let you easily transport items
  • Hooks, which can be clipped to your walker frame to hold items such as your purse
  • Walker lights, which clip to the frame and provide hands-free light