Life protip Leukotape and crutches

One of the several pains of using crutches is blisters on the base of your hands.  There’s a surprising amount of friction at the end opposite your palm. (The other major pain is how much motion planning you have to do. That and not being able to drive.)

It turns out that one of the tricks I learned to inhibit blisters, a medicated anise-smelling tape, leukotape is well suited to solving this problem. A patch over the sore spots makes life more bearable. I suppose you could use other athletic tapes, but this is (for caucasians) more or less skin-coloured and designed for this purpose.

I learned this from section hiker and have told my scouting buddies about it. Mind you, I’m not sure they all listened, but that’s their problem.

Author: Amelia

A mild-mannered professor of computer science in real-life, I remove my glasses in the evening to become, well, a mild-mannered author in my alternate reality. I mostly write sweet romantic fiction, although with an occasional science-fiction or paranormal angle thrown in. I have interests in history, mathematics (D'oh), and cryptography. I'm also something of an Anglophile, and know that country pretty well. In addition to writing, research, and more writing, I volunteer with the scouts. I'm something of a nature-nut, enjoying long walks in the country with almost ultra-light gear, boating, and identifying wildlife.

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