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Arthritis in the UK

stairlift rental for arthritis

Arthritis awareness charity Arthritis Care published findings from a recent study which suggests over 70% of arthritis sufferers are enduring constant pain.

Osteoarthritis is a condition that affects millions of people across the UK. The effect of osteoarthritis varies greatly from person to person but for most it’s a constant source of pain and stiffness. It can make the most trivial daily tasks a painstaking mission.

Osteoarthritis is the most common type of arthritis in the UK, commonly causing stiffness and pain in the joints. When a suffered develops osteoarthritis the cartilage covering the ends of bones within the joint wears thin and the bone below often thickens.

The surface within the joints become damaged and result in restricted natural movement and often a grating sensation. In severe cases, joints can have very little remaining cartilage and result in severe discomfort for sufferers.

Osteoarthritis is most commonly found in women, and in people over 50 years old. In face, 75% of people over 50 years old have osteoarthritis. 95% of all hip replacements carried out in the UK are as a result of a hip replacement.

How Rental Stairlifts can help

We offer stairlifts specially designed to help overcome problems associated with osteoarthritis. The Brooks/Acorn straight stairlift incorporates the latest technology including the 'soft start soft finish' which allows a slow gradual acceleration to prevent any uncomfortable sudden jerks or jolts. People with back problems such as spondylitis of the spine have found this facility helps them enormously. And the Brooks Lincoln curved 80 stairlift has a unique rocker switch or joystick option available which enable users with severe arthritis to be able to operate the stairlift using only part of the hand.

Mr. Thompson in Bury decided to rent a stairlift from Rental Stairlifts after suffering from arthritis in his legs and hands for several years. He was worried that he may not be able to operate a stairlift, but Rental Stairlifts advised him on a model that would be ideal for his condition.

The Brooks Lincoln curved 80 stairlift has a unique rocker switch or joystick option available which enable users with severe arthritis to be able to operate the stairlift using only part of the hand . "Stairlift Rental were fantastic in helping us find a stairlift my husband could easily and painlessly operate," said Mrs. Thompson. The curved Brooks/Acorn 80 is a great choice for people with arthritis in their hands as the operator/user does not need to push button controls which require a steadier hand than a joy stick or rocker switch.

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