Powerchairs for arthritis sufferers

June 22, 2018 10:44 am
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Arthritis is a leading cause of disability among those aged 65 and older. Arthritis refers to 100 different diseases that affect the areas in or around the joints. The most common type is osteoarthritis, a degenerative condition that causes pain, stiffness, swelling and loss of movement. In the UK, it estimated that at least 8 million people currently suffer and have sought treatment for osteoarthritis.

Arthritis itself is not a life threating illness, but your quality of life can significantly worsen as a result of reduced mobility. At Karma Mobility, we value your independence and that’s why we offer a broad range of electric wheelchairs to suit your individual needs and lifestyle. Our powerchairs are lightweight, easy to navigate and come with large batteries to help you move independently for longer.

Choosing a powerchair

In the long run, the best way to overcome the symptoms of arthritis is a comprehensive approach that combines several therapies, including a powerchair. Instead of relying on medications only, patients can integrate powerchairs into their everyday life and enjoy the many benefits they have to offer.

A high-quality electric wheelchair should be easy to use and as comfortable as an armchair with soft-feel coverings for improved comfort. At Karma Mobility, we also offer lift powerchairs such as Ergo Stand power chair, that are easy to manoeuvre, reliable for everyday use and include a mechanism which can help you lift from a sitting position to standing within seconds.

Benefits of Karma Mobility powerchairs for arthritis patients

Unlike manual wheelchairs, power wheelchairs permit arthritis sufferers to move about their home and neighbourhood independently, without strain or physical exertion. Our power wheelchairs are equipped with a joystick controller which is easy to use, even with one finger.

More importantly, our power wheelchairs are equipped with various positioning aids such as elevating leg rests, fixed angle footrests and adjustable backrests for added security. These aids are also recommended by doctors and can vastly improve the comfort and quality of life of arthritis patients.

Living with arthritis doesn’t have to mean the end of your independence. Contact us today to find out whether a powerchair is the best solution for your condition.

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This post was written by Mark Duffield

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