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Arthritis Aids Help You Go From Sit to Stand

Getting Up from a Chair Can Be Hard for People With Arthritis


Updated March 25, 2009

Getting from sit to stand is something most people don't think twice about. If you have arthritis though, you likely know how that simple motion is made difficult. It's a very real problem for people with arthritis but there are very real solutions too.

There are assistive devices that can make up for certain physical limitations. Strengthening your muscles is key too -- but chairs aids may help eliminate some of the stress and strain on your joints when you go from sit to stand. Chair aids can raise the height of your seat to make getting up easier, or they physically lift you up. Let's look at some options.

1. Pride Mobility Lift Chairs

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An array of lift chair styles -- designed for short, tall, light, or heavy people who need help getting from sit to stand. You can sit or recline in comfort, then use the remote to engage the lift mechanism.
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2. Duro-Med High Density Foam Wheelchair Cushion, 16" x 18" x 4"

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A 4-inch wheelchair cushion can be placed on any chair or sofa seat to raise you up -- making it easier to get from sit to stand. Just a few additional inches get your buttocks higher than your knee level and that's the ticket to getting up.
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3. Upeasy Lifting Cushion

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It's a manual lifting cushion. How does it work? To rise, you start to get up by leaning forward slightly. Push off with your arms and the lifting cushion will start to lift and assist. It's portable, so it can be used on several different chairs and taken with you when visiting other people's homes.
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4. Lumex Easy Lift Sit-To-Stand Electric Lift

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Heavy-gauge steel construction. Designed to provide quick, safe assistance to those who are unable to stand.
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5. Easy Risers 4-pk

Small item but so vital for people with arthritis who can't easily get from sit to stand. They support up to 3000 pounds. The risers fit under your chair legs, sofa, bed, table and more. Think of it as an extra boost.

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