Arthritis is a debilitating illness and living with it can be no easy task. As soon as you’re diagnosed with arthritis, you need to start making adjustments to your life to ensure that you can remain able to enjoy life even as you’re dealing with the illness.
Here at Bathtime Mobility, we understand that dealing with arthritis can be a major problem, but by making changes, such as the installation of walk-in baths, or by making other alterations to your normal, everyday life, you can continue to enjoy yourself and remain independent.
Living With Arthritis
- Keep Moving – Making certain that you keep active is extremely important for people who have musculoskeletal conditions in order to keep your joints mobile and free. However, that doesn’t mean that you need to immediately run out and join a gym.
Even simply, daily activities, such as walking the dog or moving around the house can really help. Making sure that you put things out of reach from where you normally sit will force you to get up to reach them. Of course, remember to check with your health specialist before you undertake any really strenuous form of exercise.
- Remember To Eat A Balanced Diet – Maintaining your weight, or even losing a little, will mean that you won’t put any extra weight on your joints. Evidence has also suggested that a balanced diet can really reduce inflammation.
Arthritis Research UK advises that, if you do suffer from the condition, that you should remember to eat a varied diet to ensure that you get all the vitamins, minerals and antioxidants that you require.
- Take Care Of Your Joints – There are a hundred little ways that you can take care of your joints to limit further damage and reduce the stress that you suffer. Remembering to pace yourself throughout the day, and planning exercise ahead of time, can really make your body feel less sore.
Do you have joints which are stronger that can be used to carry out simple tasks? Using your shoulder, instead of your hand, to open doors can really reduce the pain that your arthritis can cause. If you can, spread the weight of any items that you’re carrying over multiple joints.
If you need to do any housework, remember to spread it out over a few days, to reduce the stress your joints are under.
- Consider Home Alterations – Ensuring that your home is well suited for your disability is important when it comes to reducing stress and improving your home security. The bathroom, in particular, is the most dangerous area in your home when you suffer from mobility issues.
If you can, have handrails fitted along the walls, giving you a spot to lean against or put your weight on when your arthritis starts to hurt you. Making a change to your bathroom is the most important area, in fact, and installing walk in baths and disabled showers can really make a difference.
The ability to remain clean and enjoy your bathing experience without being in pain can offer fantastic benefits to your daily life.
Living With Arthritis, With Bathtime Mobility
Here at Bathtime Mobility, we believe that everyone deserves to enjoy a high quality of life, and a relaxing and comfortable bathing experience is one of the most important aspects of modern daily life. We offer a diverse range of walk in baths and disabled bathing solutions to help you make the most out of your bathroom.
For more information, feel free to get in touch with our team today on 0800 29 22 110. Alternatively, you can make an appointment and visit our showroom in Henley-On-Thames.