Arthritis by the Numbers
According to the Arthritis Foundation, arthritis refers to more than 100 different diseases that affect areas in or around joints and causes pain, loss of movement and sometimes swelling. It affects people in all age groups including nearly 300,000 children. Arthritis costs the U.S. $128 billion annually, is one of the most prevalent chronic health problems, and is the nation’s leading cause of disability among Americans over age 15.
A Helping Hand
Because arthritis can make simple daily functions a challenge, we’ve developed several assistive aids to help you accomplish tasks with more ease. Specifically we’re going to highlight our products that help those of you with arthritis in your hands. We offer two different products that help with gripping, the E-Z Open Grip Mitt and the E-Z Open Grip Claw. The difference between the two is that the Grip Mitt has a thumb and the Grip Claw does not. The E-Z Open Grip Mitt helps you open stubborn jars, medicine containers, troublesome push-down-and-twist household containers and even slippery doorknobs. The E-Z Open Grip Claw includes padding and can provide better leverage for similar tough-to-open items.
Squeezing is a Breeze
Our Reacher is a multi-purpose aid that extends your reach and can trigger-lock an item to eliminate muscle stress. It includes a convenient carry strap and has a soft rubber-like teeth grip design. The Reacher can grip anything up to 3.5” diameter and has a 5 lb. maximum lifting capacity. The bright orange teeth help with visibility and depth perception. And the Reacher has a dressing hook to help retrieve and pull on socks, shoes or pants.
We’re here to help you live actively and are on a mission to provide you with functional, stylish assistive aids so you can remain independent. Browse our selection today!