Washing With a Broken Arm

Fortunately I have not broken my arm. People that I know who have broken their arm say their biggest complaint is that they can't wash their good hand. So being the problem solver that I am, I found this little foot shaped foot scrubber at Wal-Mart. It has suction cups on the bottom and very soft rubbery little strips attached to the top.

So we gave it a try to wash one hand, and it works very well. Just dampen it, and a little squirt on soft soap or foaming soap then briskly rub your hand top and palm back to front. Run a little water to rinse it off and just leave it in the sink. It's not hard to dry one hand, but it is sure hard to wash it.

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By Babbie from Lemon Grove, CA

June 26, 20090 found this helpful

And here it is, unfortunately we have another broken arm so it's back in use.

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June 27, 20090 found this helpful

What a brilliant idea. Most people don't realize how difficult something like this is. Good for you and thanks for sharing!

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June 27, 20090 found this helpful

Hey, this would be a great gadget for amputees and stroke victims who've lost the use of one arm, too.

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May 4, 20160 found this helpful

When I had a broken arm, I found that when taking a shower, it was difficult to keep the arm dry. I took a newspaper bag (the plastic ones that the papers come in) and slid it over my arm. I then put a rubber band over the open end to make it watertight. It kept the arm and cast dry.

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