Are Elbow Pads Necessary? The Wheelie Barn Take.

Are Elbow Pads Necessary? The Wheelie Barn Take.

Dec 25 , 2021

William Konaxis

When it comes to protective equipment with any sport, there are several options. Scooting is no exception. However, here at Wheelie Barn, we often hear the same questions from our customers. Are elbow pads necessary? While the level of protection is ultimately the rider's choice, our answer is yes. Always yes. Here's why.

Falls happen.

One of the most apparent reasons for investing in elbow pads is to reduce the severity of cuts and scrapes. However, another significant factor is bruising. Made from durable and EVA padded materials, most pads have multiple straps to ensure a perfect fit. Why suffer through the hurt and healing when the addition of protective gear can eliminate those outcomes?

It isn't just about falls.

Sure, having protective gear when you fall will soften the blow. But, there are several other reasons to consider protecting your elbows. If you have ever experienced elbow pain, you know it is no joke. Beyond a fall, here are a few more reasons you may be experiencing pain:

  • Ligament sprain
  • Muscle strain
  • Elbow dislocation
  • Inflammation

Regardless of the cause, one of the best treatments for elbow pain is immobilizing the elbow. As you can imagine, this in itself is no easy task.

Elbow pads are for all ages and many sports.

While most people consider this element of protective gear best for those starting out or younger children, that's not true. In fact, several athletes – of all ages – wear as much protective gear as possible. From skateboarding to scooting, volleyball to cycling, elbow pads are some of the most common pieces of equipment.


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With the holiday season upon us, chances are, you have some new equipment to try out! That said, visit Wheelie Barn for the ultimate selection of protective gear to ensure your activities are as safe and enjoyable as they can be!