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Osteoarthritis

When osteoarthritis affects your joints, the most common symptoms are pain, swelling and stiffness, all of which can lead to reduced movement of the joint and mobility. Whilst regular exercise and weight control are two of the most effective ways of helping yourself to live with osteoarthritis, your quality of life can also be improved with welfare aids to help you move around your home or place of work.

At Liftup, our goal is to create equal opportunities for all by designing dignified aids, not machines. On this page we will show you some of the aids we have designed to make living with osteoarthritis a little easier.

Liftup helps to make it easier for you to live with osteoarthritis

There is currently no cure for osteoarthritis, but there are many things you can do to ease the symptoms and slow down their progression. Both muscle-strengthening and aerobic exercise can help to ease pain and reduce joint stiffness, and a doctor or physiotherapist can advise which are the best exercises for you. Careful weight management can help to reduce the strain on joints and losing even a small amount of weight can help to ease the burden on hips and knees. Central to regular exercise and weight control is a planned approach so that you gain the maximum benefit without overdoing it.

Alongside regular exercise to keep joints moving, there are also welfare aids available to help make living with osteoarthritis easier, in your home or workplace. Since being founded in 2003, Liftup has strived to become the market leader in assistive welfare technology aids and was awarded the Danish Industry’s national Initiative Award in 2018.

Liftup’s welfare aids help osteoarthritis sufferers with mobility and access challenges in the home and workplace. From our extensive range of lifts to our exercise and lifting aids, we are sure you will find an aid to help with your specific osteoarthritic needs. We know that living with osteoarthritis in your home or workplace can be a daily struggle and at Liftup our mission is to design and develop welfare aids to help improve your mobility and access around your living and working places.

Liftup products can improve your quality of life by helping you live with osteoarthritis

FlexStep, one of our most popular lifting aids, quickly transforms from a standard staircase to a lift with a flat platform, giving trouble-free access between shorter height distances. This practical, 2-in-1 solution fits perfectly into any home, workplace or public building. It has many built-in safety features and is robustly made to give you years of risk-free operation. As the severity of the symptoms of living with osteoarthritis can vary from day to day, with a FlexStep lift you can choose between using the stairs with a handrail or using it as a platform lift.

Another welfare aid for short height distances is our EasyLift. This simple lifting platform can help people living with osteoarthritis and wheelchair users to move safely between levels. You will appreciate that the EasyLift has been designed by architects when you see its elegant design and how easily it blends in to its surroundings, both indoors and outdoors.

Finally, our HDN lift integrates so seamlessly with its surroundings that at first glance you may not even realise it is there. This is because it has a built-in design, so the platform floor can be fitted with the same floor covering as the surrounding area. In addition to the carefully built-in design you are still guaranteed a stable and safe transportation because the HDN lift has an advanced lifting mechanism giving a smooth operation.

Lifting and rehabilitation aids to help you live with osteoarthritis

In addition to compact and discreet lifts, Liftup also supplies aids to help with strength training exercises, and a lifting aid to help if you fall. Osteoarthritis sometimes leads to weaker muscles and our StairTrainer is used in care-homes and rehabilitation facilities to help patients rebuild muscle strength and regain confidence and improved mobility on stairs. They are adjustable to simulate different heights of stairs and allow a trainer or carer to work with you as you continue your recovery.

Some people living with osteoarthritis are at increased risk of falling. This brings additional stress if you are unable to get back to your feet after a fall. To assist you should the worst happen, and to alleviate the worry associated with falls, Liftup has designed the Raizer. This compact, battery-operated lifting aid helps you safely back into a supported sitting position from where you can get back to your feet. The Raizer can also help to prevent secondary lifting injuries and strains occurring to those who come your aid.

We are always ready to help you at Liftup

A Liftup mobility aid or lift in your home will help you to move around more quickly and safely. Osteoarthritis needn’t be a limiting factor in your daily life because our products are designed to fit neatly into your home to mitigate your symptoms.  If you are wondering which aid would help you the most, or have specific questions about any of our products, or just want to talk about your options, at Liftup we are always available to help and we encourage you to contact us. We look forward to hearing from you and helping to make living with osteoarthritis a little easier for you.

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