If you suffer from rheumatoid arthritis, doing everyday minor activities like turning on a light can be incredibly painful or even impossible. Instead of suffering when you're in the safety and security of your own home, you should modify your home to fit your needs. There are many things you can do to your home to make it more comfortable if you have arthritis.
Get a Wide Walk-in Tub
One of the first things you must do is get rid of your current bathtub or shower, especially if you have arthritis in your knees. Bending your knee to step into the tub or standing to take your shower can be torture, and if the pain is too strong, there's a risk of collapsing. A wide walk-in tub is an absolute must for people who suffer from rheumatoid arthritis. You simply open a door and walk into the tub without bending your knees. These tubs also have seats, so you can sit comfortably on a chair instead of on the floor of the tub, which requires more effort.
Get Rid of Your Doorknobs
One common problem people with arthritis in their hands or wrist experience is pain when opening doorknobs. The simple action of grasping the knob and twisting it is not so simple when you have inflamed joints. Therefore, get rid of your doorknobs and replace them with lever handles. With these, you simply push down or up to open the door. This prevents the need for using your hand joints.
Replace Your Chairs
Sitting should be easy, but for rheumatoid arthritis sufferers, it can be difficult and painful to sit or stand, which is why you want to get the best chairs for your home. If your arthritis affects your knees, it may be impossible to position your feet under you to stand. This puts a lot of stress on your thigh muscles, which could cause injury. When looking for chairs, get ones that keep your knees parallel with your hips. You never want to sit with your knees higher than your hips because that makes getting up harder. Also, get chairs with armrests so you can use your arms to push yourself upward when standing or use them to ease yourself down when sitting.
Stop suffering in your own home because of your arthritis. These minor changes help you navigate your home more comfortably. For more information, get started today by contacting a walk-in tub dealer in your area, like Boca Walk-In Tubs.Share
30 October 2017
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