World Arthritis Day – 12th October

Thursday 12th October is World Arthritis Day #WAD2017 and this year the message is Early arthritisDiagnosis:  ‘Don’t Delay, Connect Today.

The ‘Don’t Delay, Connect Today’ campaign aims to highlight the importance of early diagnosis of rheumatic and musculoskeletal diseases (RMDs) and to encourage people with RMDs, their carer’s, families and friends to seize every opportunity to take action and make a difference to the quality of life of people with RMDs.

With your support, we can work together towards earlier diagnosis and timely access to evidence-based treatment!  Help raise awareness by learning about the symptoms of RMDs:

  • Inflammation indicated by joint swelling, stiffness, redness, and/or warmth
  • Persistent muscle and joint pain
  • Tenderness
  • Extreme fatigue, lack of energy, weakness, or a feeling of malaise
  • Stiffness and restricted range in movement or flexibility
  • Joint deformity
  • Symptoms affecting the internal organs
  • Invisible symptoms e.g. depression and anxiety

Why is early diagnosis important?
Early diagnosis is key to preventing further damage, but RMDs often receive delayed or no diagnosis. This is often due to a lack of awareness – it’s important to know the symptoms of RMDs, and to contact a healthcare professional if you have concerns. If not treated appropriately, daily activities are affected – reducing peoples’ quality of life and affecting physical abilities.

Kettle

Mobility Products for Arthritis Sufferers

If you or somebody you know suffers from arthritis please visit our More Than Mobility website. We have a range of mobility products available to help with customers suffering with arthritis on a day to day basis.

This includes the Uccello Power Pour Kettle designed to making a cup of tea a whole lot easier and is especially for individuals who suffer from arthritis or poor grip strength.   Price only £42.99 ex VAT.

knife

Other mobility products suitable for arthritis sufferers include:

  • Good Grips Cutlery – soft comfortable non-slip handles
  • Easi-Grip Gardening Tools – designed to minimise stress on wrist and non-slip offering greater comfort and control
  • HandSteady – drinking cup that stays upright but tilts easily
  • One Touch Can Opener – opens cans of all types with just one push of a button
  • Aluminium Reacher – allows the user to pick up or move items that would
  • can openerotherwise be out of reach
  • Plug Tugs- makes removing fiddly plugs less of a hassle and makes using electrical sockets much easier
  • Seat Belt Reacher convenient handle to help those who struggle to reach and grab their seat belt.
  • HandyBar – helps with getting in and out of the car
  • Magnetic Shirt – men’s magnetic shirt with hidden magnets instead of buttons.

Best Wishes

More Than Mobility Team

www.morethanmobility.com

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