Posts Tagged ‘arthritis’

World Arthritis Day – 12th October

Wednesday, October 11th, 2017 by morethan

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

Arthritis Care Week & Mobility Products To Help

Thursday, May 11th, 2017 by morethan

This week we are supporting Arthritis Care Week. Arthritis Care is asking people to Wake up to Arthritis, to:

  • Raise awareness of the seriousness of arthritis
  • Remove the barriers that get in the way of people’s lives
  • Ensure that people living with arthritis know we’re here to help

Please visit the Arthritis Care Week website for information and support.

Medications can ease arthritis pain, but you may be wondering if there are other options. Still, here at More Than Mobility we stock a range of mobility products designed for arthritis patients. They can complement arthritis pain medication that your doctor has prescribed:

Beat pain with heat

Heat is helpful when placed on any area of the body that is sore. Heat increases blood flow to the area of discomfort, which can decrease muscle pain.   Take a look at our Hot Wheater Bottle for only £12.99!

Workout equipment

Ironically, one of the best things you can do to help joint issues is to exercise. While it’s never a good idea to push yourselfthrough joint pain, a regular workout routine can help relieve long-term arthritis symptoms.  Take a look at our Pedal Exerciser for only £34.99!

Walking aids

There’s no questioning the fact that exercise helps alleviate and prevent arthritis pain. If you’re at the point where basic mobility is painful on your own, then it might be worth considering a walking aid.

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
  • Ucello Power Pour Kettle – delivers hot water safely and steadily
  • 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 otherwise 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

Please visit our website for the full range of mobility products we stock we have everything from Mobility Scooters to Wheelchairs, Adjustable Beds to Stair Lifts and Rise and Recline Chairs to Daily Living Aids.

Best Wishes

More Than Mobility Team

www.morethanmobility.com

National Arthritis Week

Tuesday, October 25th, 2016 by morethan

Last week was National Arthritis Week and to celebrate we would like you to share your arthritis stories. Arthritis Research says “We understand that the pain of arthritis is invisible, and that trying to explain the impact that it has on your day can be hard. We recently surveyed women with arthritis; 28% of women feel people don’t understand what it’s like to live with joint pain and, despite talking about it, they feel lonely.”

Arthritis is the biggest cause of pain and disability in the UK. 10 million people are living in pain every day. This pain is often invisible, and its effects can go unnoticed. That’s why this year they’re highlighting the impact of pain.

If you live with arthritis, or know someone who does, help them shape the research we invest in by completing the National Arthritis Survey online at www.nationalarthritisweek.org. For more details see www.arthritisresearchuk.org.

If you or a loved one suffers from Arthritis please visit our website www.morethanmobility.com where we have a range of mobility equipment to help with customer suffering with arthritis:

Plug Tugs

These Plug-Tugs makes removing fiddly plugs less of a hassle and makes using electrical sockets much easier.

Plug pulls or pullers make use of loops in the handles to increase leverage. They are easy to attach and use.

Price £3.99

Aluminium Reacher

This aluminium reacher allows the user to pick up or move items that would otherwise be out of reach.  Therefore preventing unnecessary movement or discomfort.  They have a small magnet on the end for picking up pins, paperclips, etc.

Best Wishes

More Than Mobility Team

www.morethanmobility.com

Arthritis Care Week: 14th – 21st May

Friday, May 20th, 2016 by morethan

A recent UK wide survey conducted by Arthritis Care has revealed that people are enduring years of pain before seeking help for arthritis. It showed that 16% waited over one year while 28% waited over two years before taking action.
Over half (52%) of those who delayed did so because it didn’t occur to them it could be arthritis, 28% thought it was arthritis but that nothing could be done, while 22% didn’t think that arthritis affected people of their age.

Arthritis Care CEO Judi Rhys said “Arthritis is an overlooked and underestimated condition, the pain it causes can be excruciating and its impact is often life changing. People are needlessly enduring years of pain and fatigue, giving up the things they love and that give their life meaning and purpose.  Early recognition of the symptoms and diagnosis can immediately improve people’s lives and prevent more serious health problems later on.  People need to be able to recognise the symptoms, know how to manage it and be supported to enjoy an active, healthy and independent life.”

This week is Arthritis Care Week (#arthritismatters) where we are encouraging people who suffer with arthritis to talk about what it’s like to live with arthritis.

Join Thunderclap!

A Thunderclap is a great way of combining the voices of all of our supporters at once. To add your voice to Arthritis Care Week, all you have to do is visit the Thunderclap page and choose whether you’d like to support with Facebook, Twitter or Tumblr or on all three of our social media channels. All Thunderclap messages will then be posted at the same time on 19 May during Arthritis Care week as we let people know why #arthritismatters.

Mobility Products for Arthritis Sufferers

Here at More Than Mobility have more than got you covered when it comes to arthritis as we have been supporting arthritis sufferers for many years. Take a look at our website for a vast array of mobility aids to help people with arthritis:

Aluminium Reacher

This aluminium reacher allows the user to pick up or move items that would otherwise be out of reach.  Therefore preventing unnecessary movement or discomfort. Price: £7.99


One Touch Can Opener

NEW One touch can opener that opens round cans of all types with just onepush of a button! No pressure is needed as one push of the button and the can opener does the rest!  Price:  £19.99


Plug Tugs

These Plug-Tugs makes removing fiddly plugs less of a hassle and makes using electrical sockets much easier.  Plug pulls or pullers make use of loops in the handles to increase leverage. They are easy to attach and use. Price: £3.99 for pack of 10.

Other mobility products suitable for arthritis sufferers include:

Best Wishes

More Than Mobility Team

www.morethanmobility.com

National Arthritis Week 12th – 18th October

Monday, October 12th, 2015 by morethan

This week is National Arthritis Week and we at More Than Mobility are once again supporting this Arthritis Research UK campaign. This year the campaigners are urging people to share their stories about arthritis on their website through a really easy to use form! Please visit the arthritis Research UK website for more information:

“Share your day, shape our future”

We understand that the pain of arthritis is invisible, and that trying to explain the impactthat it has on your day can be hard. We believe that we can end the pain of arthritis but we can only do this with your help. This National Arthritis Week, please share your story today and help us get one step closer to helping more people live free from the pain of arthritis.”

On the Arthritis Research UK website there are also links to how you can further get involved i.e.

We hope that you are able to share your story on the website or maybe get involved in some of the fun activities.

Here at More Than Mobility we do not want any disability to stop you from living independently or to disrupt your lifestyle.  We therefore provide a wide range of disability and mobility products to suit your specific needs including a range of daily living aids all suitable for people suffering with arthritis.

Best wishes

More Than Mobility Team

www.morethanmobility.com

Arthritis Awareness Week 2014

Tuesday, October 14th, 2014 by morethan

This week is National Arthritis Awareness Week (12th - 19th October).

Over at Arthritis Research UK they see the value in raising awareness of this disease. Their main goal is to take the pain away from people living with all forms of arthritis and helping them to remain active. Their theme this year is “Be A Pain Killer”. They’re encouraging people who have or has a loved one who has Arthritis to take their survey, in order to better understand the effects of arthritis on people’s lives.

Arthritis is a musculoskeletal disease, which can be very painful. The five main groups are; Inflammatory Arthritis, Degenerative or Mechanical Arthritis, Soft Tissue Musculoskeletal Pain, Back Pain and Connective Tissue Disease (CTD). There are many activities happening this week to celebrate Arthritis Awareness Week; so we encourage you to please get involved if you can.  More information on activities can be found here.

Here at More Than Mobility we do not want any disability to stop you from living independently or to disrupt your lifestyle. We therefore provide a wide range of disability and mobility products to suit your specific needs from mobility scooters, rise and recline chairs to a range of daily living aids all suitable for people with arthritis.

Kind regards

More Than Mobility

www.morethanmobility.com