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Supermarket cart/trolley handle exrender

Filfthy
Filfthy Community member Posts: 1 Listener
Hi, as I've got older my back has become more susceptible to pain. I am 6'2" and find supermarket carts/trolleys difficult to use because the handle is too low and it requires me to lean forward and stoop. 20 minutes of this is enough to cause me bad neck and back pain. I have been looking everywhere to find a device I can attach to the handle to make it a few inches higher but I can't find anything like that. Perhaps I am using the wrong search terms. If anyone can halp me find something to help me with this, I would really appreciate it because a trip to the supermarket can leave me feeling uncomfortable for the rest of the day.
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  • woodbine
    woodbine Community member Posts: 11,612 Disability Gamechanger
    @Filfthy hi and welcome to scope, must admit I'm also around 6'2 and don't find it a problem although we all have "different"backs, tbh we do most of our shopping online now, if I see anything suitable will let you know.
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  • Sandy_123
    Sandy_123 Scope Member Posts: 49,796 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi amazon have some for different things and Google directs you to places also handle extenders
  • Rosie_Scope
    Rosie_Scope Posts: 2,177 Scope online community team
    Hello @Filfthy, welcome to the community :) I'll pop your post over to our aids and adaptations where more members with the right experiences can find it and share their thoughts. 

    There's a couple of things that spring to mind. One is pushchair extenders, then perhaps bike handlebar extenders too, do you think these might work for you? I think from memory you can get ones that clip on and off so you can remove them easily.

    I've had a few results searching for 'shopping cart extender', 'handlebar extender' and 'trolley handle extender', maybe those are worth a try? I hope you find something suitable soon!
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