Five weeks on crutches changes the way you see things. Everything from architectural accessibility to time management becomes an issue.
Other things are just annoying, like the sore armpits and the loud crutches. My family and coworkers quickly noticed my click-clack as I hobbled around, and I soon found the adjustable bars of my ubiquitous gray crutches were the source.
After some thinking, I realized a quick application of masking tape could solve the problem. Once around at the base, and again at the locking button – then repeat on the other crutch. It worked better than I thought, and remained in use for the duration of my need. A better look could be achieved with duct tape, or perhaps go festive with colored electrical tape.
The important thing is to be creative, and enjoy using your crutches in silence.