Easing the pain of arthritis: What solutions are there beyond medication?
Arthritis can have a real and devastating impact on the sufferer’s quality of life. Medication can certainly be one way of alleviating the symptoms of arthritis but there are other ways to help lessen the pain.
New surgical treatments are constantly being developed. Podiatric insoles, which help improve posture and change the way you walk can sometimes help by taking pressure off the knees. Additionally, sufferers can sometimes help themselves by losing weight, carrying out gentle exercise and undertaking programmes of physiotherapy.
A good way to ease the pain of arthritis in your own home is to take a relaxing soak in the bath, or to try hydrotherapy systems. Unfortunately the arthritis itself, often coupled with other conditions that affect mobility or balance, can prevent many sufferers from easily getting into or out of a conventional bath.
Easy access bathrooms
These days, mobility issues should not prevent anyone from enjoying the pleasure, luxury and health benefits of a warm bath.
Premier Care in Bathing are leaders in easy access bathrooms and have a wide range of solutions for people with mobility problems. These range from walk in baths and easy access showers to fully accessible wet rooms.
Our Classic walk-in baths allow you to bathe and relax in water levels twice as deep as traditional baths and feature side or front-entry doors that are suitable for most shapes, sizes and styles of bathroom. Compact walk-in baths are ideal for those with limited space while those with room to spare can splash out in a generous oversize walk-in bath with a wide-entry door. Our Paradise walk-in bath and shower is incredibly versatile, featuring both a bath and a full height two-piece glass door enclosing a shower area.
We also offer baths with power seats. A slip-resistant power seat can gently lower or lift at the touch of a button, providing a safe and convenient way to experience full length bathing in privacy and comfort.
Whirlpools and hydrotherapy systems can be a great way to relax and unwind and can also help ease the aches and pains associated with arthritis, as well as other conditions such as lumbago, multiple sclerosis, high blood pressure, sprains and muscle cramps.
Our Hydrovescent System uses jets of clean air rather than recycled bath water to create thousands of tiny champagne-like bubbles to massage you, encouraging blood circulation and decreasing inflammation. The air jets are softer and gentler than traditional water jets and are also fully controllable with low, medium and high settings.
Unfortunately there’s no quick fix for arthritis. There are ways to ease the pain associated with the condition, however, and we are delighted our walk in baths and showers have been awarded the Ease-Of-Use Commendation from the Arthritis Foundation.
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