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Rheumatoid Arthritis

The most common symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis are pain, swelling and stiffness around the joints, and reduced energy levels and a feeling of fatigue. These symptoms can lead to lower mobility, caused by discomfort and a lower motivation to exercise and move around.

As the severity of rheumatoid arthritis can vary greatly from day to day, your quality of life can be significantly improved with welfare aids which give you the option of taking the stairs or a lift, for example.

At Liftup, our goal is to create equal opportunities for all by developing dignified aids, not machines. We understand what living with a disability feels like, and on this page, we will show you some of the aids we have designed to make it easier to cope with rheumatoid arthritis.

Liftup welfare aids make living with rheumatoid arthritis easier

Yet there is no cure for rheumatoid arthritis, but with early diagnosis and treatment, the effects can be greatly reduced. Muscle-strengthening and aerobic exercises, and a carefully controlled diet can help to ease pain and reduce joint stiffness, and a physiotherapist and dietician can advise the best exercise and diet plan for you.

Welfare aids can also help to make living with rheumatoid arthritis easier in the home and workplace. Since its founding in 2003, Liftup has become the market leader in assistive welfare technology aids and was awarded the Danish Industry’s national Initiative Award in 2017.

An important aspect of learning to live with rheumatoid arthritis is finding the right balance between exercise and rest. Our welfare aids, which include lifts, lifting aids, and strength training equipment, will help you in your daily life with rheumatoid arthritis. We know that living with rheumatoid arthritis can be a daily challenge and at Liftup our mission is to design and develop welfare aids to help improve your mobility and access around your living and working spaces.

Liftup lifts can help you to live with rheumatoid arthritis

A Liftup lift can help you to move safely between levels in your home if your mobility is impaired by joint pain or fatigue. The FlexStep, one of our most popular lifting aids, quickly transforms from a standard staircase to a platform lift, to give you easy access between shorter height distances.  This practical, 2-in-1 solution can be adapted to fit any home, workplace or public building.  It has many built-in safety features and is robustly made to give years of risk-free operation.  Importantly, as rheumatoid arthritis affects your mobility differently from day to day, a FlexStep gives you the choice of using the stairs with a handrail or using it as a platform lift.

Our EasyLift is also suitable for short height differences. This simple lifting platform can help people with rheumatoid arthritis and wheelchair users to move safely between levels. When you first see its elegant design and how easily it blends in to its surroundings you will know it has been designed by architects with a deep understanding of the constraints of living with rheumatoid arthritis.

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 the platform is built into the floor and can be covered with the same materials 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 a very advanced lifting mechanism.

More lifting and rehabilitation aids from Liftup to help those with rheumatoid arthritis

In addition to these lifts, Liftup also supplies aids to assist with strength training exercises, and a lifting aid to help if you fall. Rheumatoid arthritis can result in weaker muscles and our StairTrainer is used in care-homes and rehabilitation facilities to help patients rebuild muscle strength and regain confidence and mobility on stairs. The stair height is adjustable, allowing the trainer or carer to give you a very personalised level of treatment.

Because of fatigue, people with rheumatoid arthritis are at increased risk of falling. This can be made more stressful if you think you are unable to get back to your feet after a fall. Should the worst happen, and you do fall, Liftup has designed the Raizer. This compact, battery-operated lifting aid helps you up to a supported sitting position from where you can get back to your feet. The Raizer can also prevent secondary lifting injuries and strains occurring to those who come your aid. Finally, knowing you have the Raizer can give you more confidence to continue with your exercises and move around the home as you learn how to live with rheumatoid arthritis.

We are always ready to help you

A Liftup welfare aid or lift in your home will help you to move around more quickly and safely. They will help you live with rheumatoid arthritis, because they are designed to fit neatly into your home or work life. If you are wondering which aid would be best for you, or have specific questions about one of our products, or even 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 learning how we can best help you to live with rheumatoid arthritis.

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