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Arthritis - Helpful Advice On Effective Arthritis Management
Arthritis is a debilitating condition that affects numerous joints of the body. With over 100 different forms of arthritis and thousands of sufferers across the UK, it is certainly becoming a chronic problem. At Collins Care we provide affordable solutions to many problems that arthritis sufferers have to deal with on a daily basis.

The two most common causes of arthritis are osteoarthritis, a result of trauma and infection to the joint and rheumatoid arthritis which causes stiffness and pain, particularly early in the morning and the cold winter months.

There are a number of ways in which arthritic sufferers can maintain comfortable everyday life. Physiotherapy and regular activity can keep joints loose and free from pain. In more extreme conditions, lifestyle changes may be required in order to improve fitness and dietary control. Alternatively using mobility aids can help ease the pain and make everyday tasks easier and more enjoyable.

Products that can really make a huge difference are mobility aids like walking sticks or wheel chairs. These are ideal for arthritis sufferers who find it difficult to move around. Many people initially find it hard to accept that they need help and see a mobility aid as a sign of weakness instead of a tool that will offer them independence and relieve pain.

walking sticks are a useful mobility aid for those who suffer with arthritis as they offer extra stability when walking. Or alternatively a wheel chairs will also benefit an arthritis sufferer, though choosing the right type (either a self propelled wheelchair or an electric wheelchair) would be dependent on whether the arthritis affected the patient’s hands and arms.

It is not only walking around that can be a problem, if you have arthritis the simple motion of going from the seated position to the standing position can be difficult and painful. At Collins Care we have a solution to combat this common problem with Rise and Recline Chairs. These chair aids may help eliminate some of the stress and strain on the joints which can be very painful to arthritis suffers.

Arthritis pain can make simple cooking tasks more difficult, especially affecting, hands, fingers, wrists, elbows and shoulders. By purchasing Good Grips range of kitchen utensils, you can ease some of this pain. Good grips utensils come with comfortable padded grips and right angle handles that provide a smooth and easier movement which will be a welcome relief to swollen fingers.

If you need more advice about arthritis mobility aids whether it is for you or a loved one, then contact one of our specially trained mobility experts today.

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